Distance education during this period developed more services to distance and isolated students. Schools of the Air were established as part of the WA Correspondence School using the Royal Flying Doctor Service's High-Frequency radio.


Martin Peterson was appointed Headmaster of the WA Correspondence School, and the School moved to Thomas Street in Subiaco, near the railway line and what is now the corner of Subiaco Road. These buildings had previously been an annexe to Perth Modern School.

Principals Honour Board


Following a successful trial in Carnarvon, the first Western Australian School of the Air (SOTA) was established at Meekatharra.



After retiring from the Education Department, Clarence Eakins continued to be involved in education and co-authored a highly successful text book with AE Williams.


1974 - 1976

The Isolated Students Matriculation Project (ISMP) and Open Learning Matriculation Studies (OLMS) were established in 1974 as an Education Department project to develop a school-based correspondence course for Year 11 and 12 students.


1976 - 1977

Throughout the years distance education teachers have collated and published student writing, finding ways to share student work with other teachers and students, and the wider community.



Each year the WA Correspondence School produced a school magazine with images of the children, where they lived, and samples of their work.