Frequently Asked Questions
What is NSW School of Languages?
NSW School of Languages (formerly Open High School) is a NSW Department of Education School. We are a single-course provider for NSW and ACT students enrolled in Years 9 to 12 government and non-government schools who need to study a language via distance education.
Who can apply?
Applications can be submitted for students whose home school cannot provide a specific language course. The home school can apply for single course access via Distance Education and supervise the student's learning. Please click on our Enrolment tab for more details.
How to apply?
Go to the Enrolment tab and read the important enrolment information. Download the application form corresponding to the course required. All single course applications must come from the Principal at the student's home school. Applications should be submitted through the home school by the due date.
When to apply?
Applications should be submitted early Term 4 with the deadline being the last day of November, to be finalised by Government schools in Term 1. Fees must accompany the application form. Applications sent incomplete and/or without payment or proof of payment will be returned.
What are the operating hours?
NSW School of Languages is open from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm on weekdays (except school holidays and public holidays). We follow the prescribed term and holiday dates for NSW government schools as required by the DoE.
How are the lessons conducted?
Lessons and resources are accessed online via Moodle. Students participate in mandatory telephone lessons or video/web conferencing sessions scheduled each week or fortnight. Students are invited to attend lesson days at NSW School of Languages.
How do students access online materials?
Each student must provide their very own individual home school email address in their application form. In rare cases where the home school does not provide their students with school email addresses, the student must give an alternative email, for example, Gmail address. This should be under a name which is appropriate for use in a school and academic setting.
A username and password, along with step by step instructions on how to access their online materials, are sent to students via email from their teacher.