Students attended the Correspondence School for a variety of reasons. Iris Wilson and Marion and Nancy Knight were Correspondence School students while their parents ran the Cape Leveque Lighthouse.
Lessons were delivered by the lighthouse supply vessels fortnightly when they brought provisions for the families. If lessons missed the boat from Perth, the children were quite devastated because they were unable to receive positive feedback from their teachers. On the other hand, if something had been done incorrectly, it was a long time before the reprimand arrived! Visits to their teachers in Perth were infrequent but they did meet a Miss Eckersley who invitied them to her home. No teacher visited the children in their own home at Cape Leveque during the time they attended the school. (Source: History of distance education in Western Australia: 1918 - 1993).