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.
Many of the schools listed below offer parents and students the chance to tour the grounds and facilities at an open day event or privately. For some schools, this is slightly different in 2021 due to COVID-19 however there are schools still going ahead with open days while others are offering private tours or virtual tours only. Please check back regularly for guidance on the arrangements for each school as we update this article regularly.
2021 Open Days for Toowoomba Schools
|School Name||Open Day Information|
|OneSchool Global (formerly known as Agnew School), Independent Christian, Co-ed Primary and Secondary.||Contact the school to book a tour:
|Highlands Christian College (formerly known as Christian Outreach College), Co-ed Early Learning - Year 12||Contact the school to book a private tour:
|Concordia Lutheran College, Co-ed K-Yr 12||Saturday 27 March 2021, 9:30am - 12:30pm.
|Darling Downs Christian School, Independent Christian Co-ed K-Yr 12||Contact the school to discuss options for a tour:
|Downlands College, Independent Catholic, Co-ed Day & Boarding, Yr4-12||Contact the school to discuss tour options:
|Fairholme College, Independent Girls' School K-Yr 12||Fairholme Girl for a Day: Thursday, 11 March 2021
Kindy Kid for a Morning: Date TBC
Personal tours by appointment at:
|St Joseph's College, Independent Christian, Co-ed, Yr 7-12||Contact the school to book a private tour:
|St Mary's College, Independent Christian Boys' Yr 5-12||The St Mary’s College Open Day will be held on Sunday, 23rd May 2021. Find out more here: www.stmaryscollege.com/enrolments/openday/|
|St Saviour's College, Catholic Girls' Day & Boarding Yr 7-12||The Open Evening for families will be held in April, date TBC. Visit the website for more details: www.ssctwb.catholic.edu.au/collegetours|
|St Ursula's College, Catholic Girls' Day & Boarding Yr 7-12||Contact the school to book a private tour:
|The Glennie School, Independent Christian Girls' Day & Boarding K-Yr 12||In Terms 2 and 3 The Glennie School open their doors for prospective students to Experience A Day At Glennie. They also hold a a twilight tour for families who may not be able to visit Glennie during the day. Find out more here: www.glennie.qld.edu.au/enrol/tours-open-days/|
|Toowoomba Anglican School, Independent Co-ed Day & Boarding K-Yr12||Book a personalised tour at:
|Toowoomba Christian College, Independent Christian Co-ed Prep-Yr 12||Every day is Open Day! Book a private tour at:
|Toowoomba Grammar School, Independent Boys' Prep-Yr 12||Register online for a school tour at www.twgs.qld.edu.au/enrolments/|
How to make the most out of open days for Toowoomba schools
You’re going to have a lot of questions – after all, this may well be the place that your child spends some of their most formative years. We have links to a few helpful articles on how to help you navigate these changes at the bottom of this article.
Here are some tips:
- Prepare yourself. Read up about the school on their website. Ask fellow parents if they’ve had any experiences with the school, good or bad. Check in with your child’s current teachers to see what they know.
- Take notes. Bring a note pad or make recordings using your phone (check for permission first and NEVER record another student).
- Prepare questions beforehand so you don’t kick yourself in the car on the way home because you forgot to ask them.
- Bring your child with you wherever possible. They’ll want to know what the place is like and they’ve probably got some perspectives on the situation that you may not have thought of.
- Mind your manners! A little kindness and friendliness goes a long way and can help make a great first impression.