What to do to help you choose a school

To help determine if a school is the best fit for you and your child, you could:

Depending on the number of schools in your local enrolment area, you may want to consider these factors before deciding on a primary school for your child:

  • the school’s reputation in the local community 
  • its location and how close it is to where you live and public transport
  • any specific educational programs or curriculum focus, like catering for children with a disability or additional learning needs
  • the availability of special religion or ethics classes
  • services for students from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • the general condition of the buildings, classrooms and playgrounds
  • before and after school care (BASC) as well as any vacation care options