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Selecting a School
Parents are becoming more discerning when it comes to choosing a school for their children. When searching for the best school to suit your child’s needs, many factors contribute to the decision-making process including location, alignment with personal values, religious affiliation or culture, facilities and curriculum offerings, and a school’s ability to provide personalised learning and quality teaching.
Tips to select a school
Choosing the right school for your child can be complex. These tips and questions may help you in your decision-making process.
Know what is important for your child’s education
Consider what type of learning environment best suits your child, including their personality, attributes and needs. It's not about the child being the right fit for the school - it is finding the right school for your child.
Visit schools and open days
Contact your preferred school (or schools) to gauge how the school’s values and ethos is expressed in day-to-day situations. Register for either a personal tour, an open day, or an online tour, to allow you to experience the school’s culture first-hand. Questions to consider during your visit:
Offering families choice in schooling
"We are able to be very agile and forward-thinking in the way we react to innovation. Being an independent school is really important to us because it means we can forge our own directions in what we see as valuable to the school, to our community, to our parents, and to our students." Independent school leader.