Aurora College, the NSW Department of Education’s virtual school, commenced classes on Monday 2 February 2015. The school was a key deliverable of the Rural and Remote Education – a Blueprint for Action. It is a gazetted ‘stand-alone’ school.
Aurora is providing innovative, flexible learning in a whole new context, by allowing students to connect locally and learn globally. To be eligible for enrolment in Aurora College, students must also be enrolled in a NSW Government school which is classified as a rural and remote.
Aurora provides a mix of online and residential school classes. Students connect with their teachers and classmates in timetabled lessons through a virtual learning environment, which comprises web conferencing software, a learning management system, and a range of cutting-edge online communication and collaboration tools. The school also operates one of the state’s only fully digital school libraries.