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​FisherONE Online Learning

St John Fisher College Online Education (FisherONE) is a learning environment designed to meet the needs of Year 11 and Year 12 students who have difficulty accessing specific subjects at their current school and seeking an online learning option that is delivered with the care, understanding, and connection of a Catholic community. FisherONE offers a growing range of subjects as a single subject enrolment (SSE) - a flexible learning arrangement that offers fully facilitated learning engagements that happen in conjunction with the subject choices at your current school. When students enrol in one of the FisherONE online subjects, it becomes part of their school timetable and they have specific time scheduled for the subject, just like all their other subjects.

What is online learning?
At FisherONE, online learning is the focused use of digital tools to provide exceptional learning opportunities. Our teachers use the digital environment to be present in your learning location. They integrate digital resources and frequent communication to deliver a learning experience that rivals being present in the classroom. The major difference is that the online student has flexibility around when some of the learning takes place.

Our teachers manage content in their digital classroom, set assessments and learning tasks that are equivalent to normal class expectations, and they create specific times to connect with students as individuals and as a class. Online students have regular connection with their teacher, with other students, and will be guided through their senior subject assessments. Classes include group video lessons, regular individual student follow-ups, and constant connection to the class through the digital learning environment.

All FisherONE subjects are compliant with the QCAA standards and expectations, the teachers are engaged and accessible, and the learning experience is facilitated and rigorous.

Online learning in 2023 is available to Year 11 and Year 12 students.

Choosing Online Learning:

Online learning is a fantastic option for many students. Is it right for your child?

Online learning takes self-motivation, persistence, and the willingness to be open in communication with your teacher and ask for help and direction when needed. It is for those who are genuinely interested in the chosen subject and are committed to be successful.

To help you and your child decide about online learning, we have created a self-assessment that highlights the skills and attitudes of successful learners in online environment. This self-assessment

should form part of the SET planning process. Download the self-assessment form, complete the self-assessment, and take it to your SET plan meeting.
STUDENT ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Why choose FisherONE for online learning?
FisherONE offers a selection of QCAA senior subjects as online courses. There are several major advantages of studying online with FisherONE.

FisherONE means more subjects choices. Choosing to study online opens the option of choosing a subject that is not offered at your child’s current school. Being able to look beyond the subjects offered at your current school means greater choice and, potentially, a senior subject profile that more closely matches your child's interests and post-school aspirations.

FisherONE means greater subject availability. Studying online is one way to remove timetabling conflicts. With online learning, students can select to study a subject that might not be available because it is offered in conflict with another of their subjects.

FisherONE means flexibility and focus. Some students do better when they control the time and attention they give to their subject. Online learning melds a teacher facilitated learning path with the flexibility of student time management.

FisherONE means learning in a Catholic context. As an extension of St John Fisher College, FisherONE represents quality and choice in a Catholic learning environment. Our commitment to your success rests on the skills and experience of our quality teachers who provide exceptional learning opportunities, and their ethos is based on the spiritual development and personal wellbeing of each child.

Subject Offering:
  • Humanities 
  • Modern History 
  • Ancient History 
  • Business
  • Science Physics
  • Technologies Design 
  • Mathematics 
  • Languages
  • The Arts Music
 DOWNLOAD FULL SUBJECT GUIDE 2023

FisherONE is co-educational and currently focused on senior subjects. Students may choose to enrol in Year 11 or Year 12 subjects.
  • Unit 1 and Unit 2 – runs for the first three terms of Year 11
  • Unit 3 and Unit 4 – commences Year 11 Term 4 and continues through Year 12

The subjects offered in 2023 consolidate and build on the subjects offered in 2022. They are Physics, Digital Solutions, Design, Business, Ancient History, Modern History, Japanese, Music, and Specialist Mathematics.

Selecting the right subject is very important, so we encourage students and parents/guardians to talk through the enrolment process with teachers and advisors from your school. They can help make decisions for successful senior schooling outcomes.

The cost of single subject enrolments in 2023 will be $950 per pair of units (Unit 1/2 and Unit 3/4). This includes a $100 non-refundable enrolment fee, payable upon acceptance of enrolment. The balance of fees will be charged in Week 4 of Term 1 each year and new enrolments that withdraw before the end of Week 3 will not be charged.

Enrolment cut-off date: 11 November 2022. Enrolments received after this date will be subject to availability. 

Technology:

All students require the appropriate technology for learning, including a personal learning device with the appropriate software installed.

Personal Equipment:
  • Laptop or learning device (with camera)
  • Internet access (reliable, fast)
  • Headphones and microphone (good quality)
  • Subject specific resources (calculator, etc)
  • Technology and Learning Systems
  • Microsoft Office 365 (all students can download and install for free)
  • All devices must have the latest operating system updates and security patches. Antivirus software is also required.
Communication:
  • FisherONE teachers will communicate with students, parents, and supervisors via officially recognized systems (e.g email, Teams).
  • Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) students will use their official BCE email ID for FisherONE.
Staff:
St John Fisher College is one of the premier secondary schools in the Brisbane Catholic Education system. Our staff are experienced and passionate. Our online teachers are curriculum experts and school leaders and, in many cases, also teaching the same subject in face-to-face classrooms. They

know the challenges of senior schooling and of their curriculum, and they are dedicated in their pursuit of the best outcomes for their students.

All FisherONE teachers are employees of BCE and receive specific training and guidance to maintain their expertise in curriculum knowledge and online learning.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FISHERONE TEACHER?​

Statement of Faith:​
St John Fisher College is a Catholic high school in Bracken Ridge, Brisbane. As a member of Brisbane Catholic Education, we support the spiritual growth of our students and the values of love, justice, peace, and forgiveness are taught by example and experience.