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2021 Open Days for Schools Gold Coast | Explore Your Options

Have you just Googled ‘Open Days for Schools Gold Coast’? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve created a list of the upcoming Open Days for Gold Coast Schools for 2021 and you’ll find them in alphabetical order below.

Why is attending an Open Day a great idea?

Choosing the right school for your child might be one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make. Open Days provide a valuable opportunity to explore the options, chat with students and staff and sample the culture and community.  Chatting with a school’s admissions team can provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about what an education at each school will offer your child.

Please note – Open Days shift throughout the calendar year. Where the dates are not listed by schools, we encourage you to visit the links provided to get the information you need.

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Making the Most out of Your Visit


Whether you’re attending a full school open day, a Principal’s Tour or a private tour – you’ll have similar questions and want to know the same basic information. Here are some key tips for making the most out of the experience.

  • Take notes. Use your phone to record (never take footage of other students or anyone who does not give permission) or jot down notes in a notebook. You’ve got no chance of remembering absolutely everything so write down important points as talking notes for later on.
  • Take photos (not of people). Ask permission beforehand but take photos of the important areas to your child. The dance studio if that’s a passion or the athletics track if that’s their thing.
  • Be polite and open. You’re making a first impression here as well so make sure you behave in a manner that’s appropriate for the setting.
  • See if you can see any learning in action. What are the students doing who aren’t directly involved with the tour? Do they look like they’re enjoying themselves or are they engaged in the work?
  • Ask about the tuckshop, the uniform shop, sickness policies and book lists. These are important bits of info and you want to know!
  • Enquire about the co-curricular program at the school.

2021 Open Days for Schools – Gold Coast

Name of School – Gold CoastOpen Day Date and Website
A B Paterson CollegeTuesday 4 May & Tuesday 3 August 2021
Find out more at www.abpat.qld.edu.au
All Saints Anglican School (Merrimac)Tour dates for 2021 are as follows:
Whole School Tour – Tuesday 23 February 2021
Whole School Tour – Thursday 18 March 2021
Middle and Senior School Tour – Tuesday 11 May 2021
Junior School Tour – Thursday 3 June 2021
Middle and Senior School Tour – Thursday 29 July 2021
Junior School Tour – Tuesday 17 August 2021
Whole School Tour – Tuesday 19 October 2021
Aquinas CollegeRegister online for a Principal Tour at:
Arcadia College (Robina), Independent Co-ed Secondary schoolContact the school for more information:
Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera, Co-ed Prep-Yr 12Principals Tours: Tues 9 Feb, Tues 4 May, Tues 27 July, and Tues 19 Oct all at 8:15am. Bookings required. Contact the school for more information or to arrange a private tour:
Australian Industry Trade College (Robina)Information Session: Wed 10 March 5-6pm.
Register your interest in the information session or arrange a one-to-one tour:
Coomera Anglican College, Co-ed Prep-Yr 12Principal’s Tours: Thursdays 4 March, 10 June, 29 July, 09 Sep, 28 Oct all at 9am-10:30am. Bookings required at: www.cac.qld.edu.au/enrolments/principals-tours
Emmanuel College (Carrara)Open Day: Saturday 13 February 9am-11:30am.
Contact the school to arrange a private tour:
Gold Coast Christian College, Co-ed K-Yr 12Book a tour via the website:
Guardian Angels’ Catholic Primary School (Southport). Co-ed Prep-Yr 6.Contact the school for a personal tour:
Hillcrest Christian CollegeContact the school to organise a tour: https://www.hillcrest.qld.edu.au/enrolment/tours
Jubilee Primary SchoolContact the school to arrange a tour:
King’s Christian College – Campuses at Reedy Creek, Pimpama and now at Logan Village. K-Yr 12Contact the school to book a personal tour:
Livingstone Christian College, Ormeau, Co-ed ELC-Yr 12Contact the school registrar to book a tour:
Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School, Co-ed Prep-Yr 12Principal’s Tour: Wed 26 Feb 9am.
Contact the school to book a personal tour:
Marymount Primary School (Burleigh Waters)Contact the school to book a personal tour:
Marymount College (Burleigh Waters) Co-ed Yr 7-12Contact the school to book a personalised tour:
Mother Teresa Primary School, OrmeauPrincipal tour dates: From 9am on the following dates – 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March, 24 March, and 31 March 2021. Contact the school to register for a Principal tour:
Queensland Independent College*Permanently closed*
Rivermount College, Luthernan Co-ed Prep (commencing 2021) – Yr 12Principal’s Tours: Wed 17 Feb 2021 at 5pm, Wed 18 August 2021 9-11am, Wed 6 Oct 2021 5pm-6:30pm. Register online at:
Saint Stephen’s College, Co-ed Childcare to Yr 12Contact the college to book a tour:
Silkwood School, Co-ed Prep – Yr 12Tour dates announced each term. Register your interest to attend at:
Somerset College (Mudgeeraba), Co-ed Prep – Yr 12See the latest details for Somerset College Open Days and Tours here:
St Andrew’s Lutheran College (Andrews), ELC – Yr 12Personalised tours of the College are available:
St Augustine’s Parish Primary School (Currumbin Waters)Contact the school to book a tour:
St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School (Nerang)Contact the school to book a tour:
St Francis Xavier School (Runaway Bay), Catholic primary
Contact the school to book a tour:
St Kevin’s School (Benowa)Contact the school to book a tour:
St Michael’s College (Carrara), Yr 7-12The Open Morning is always held in May, date TBA. Principal Tours: 10 Feb, 24 Feb, and 10 March 2021. Register your intesrest here:
St Vincent’s Primary School (Surfers Paradise) Prep-Yr 6Contact the school to book a tour:
The Southport School, Independent Boys’ school, Prep-Yr 12, Day & BoardingThere are lots tours throughout the year. Find one to suit you at:
St Hilda’s School (Southport)St Hilda’s offers a wide range of tours, information sessions and boarding experience events throughout the year. Find all of the event dates here: www.sthildas.qld.edu.au/tours-and-open-days/
Toogoolawa School, Independent boys’ aged 9-15Contact the school for a tour:
Trinity Lutheran CollegeContact the school for a tour:
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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