Choosing a high school

When choosing a high school for your child, there are a number of things to take into consideration. A safe and happy learning environment that encourages both emotional and intellectual growth is a priority for most parents. It is also important that a school is able to meet any special needs or interests your child may have — be they academic, sporting or otherwise. The Good Schools Guide provides a good starting place when researching potential schools. You can read about schools in your area by looking at our school profiles, which contain information about a school’s characteristics, academic performance, fees and curriculum.

This section covers:

Government schools

For moreinformation about government schooling, visit the education department websitein your state.

·        Australian CapitalTerritory: Education and Training Directorate

·        New South Wales: Department of Education (NSW)

·        NorthernTerritory: Department of Education (NT)

·        Queensland: Department of Education and Training (QLD)

·        South Australia: Department for Education and Child Development

·        Tasmania: Department of Education (TAS)

·        Victoria: Department of Education and Training (VIC)

·        Western Australia:Department of Education (WA)

Catholic schools

For moreinformation about Catholic schooling, visit the relevant association website inyour state.  

·        Australian CapitalTerritory: Catholic Schools NSW/ACT

·        New South Wales: Catholic Schools NSW/ACT

·        NorthernTerritory: Catholic Education Office Northern Territory

·        Queensland: Queensland Catholic Education Commission

·        South Australia: Catholic Education South Australia

·        Tasmania: Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

·        Victoria: Catholic Education Melbourne

·        Western Australia:Catholic Education Western Australia

Independentschools

For moreinformation about independent schooling, visit the relevant association websitein your state.  

·        Australian CapitalTerritory: Association of Independent Schools of the ACT

·        New South Wales: Association of Independent Schools of NSW

·        NorthernTerritory: Association of Independent Schools of the Northern Territory

·        Queensland: Independent Schools Queensland

·        South Australia: Association of Independent Schools of SA

·        Tasmania: Independent Schools Tasmania

·        Victoria: Independent Schools Victoria

·        Western Australia:Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia

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