If you are looking for reviews of schools in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Toowoomba, we have the most comprehensive list for families.
Find out about your preferred school, those schools near you and whether or not their opportunities are the right fit for your child. Remember schools are more than just data, so please do look at their facilities & resources, teaching methodology and go and tour around the school with your kid/s to see what it ‘feels like’ when you are there. That is best done at their Open Day – and you can find Brisbane school open days for this year here.
Reviews of Schools in Brisbane & Beyond
Parents and their children have important decisions to make when it comes to choosing the best high school. Different families will value different things – some may be very academically focused, some may prioritise sport and activities and some may be interested in pastoral care and development.
You can find an overview for many Brisbane primary schools, as well as Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast & Toowoomba secondary and P-12 schools below. Use the list of schools below and click on the links to find out what the schools offer in terms of curriculum, sports, after school care, clubs and more!
Click on the school name to read more about that school.
Map of Schools in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast & Toowoomba
How to find the best schools in Brisbane & beyond
One of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child is the opportunity of a quality education. It is important that you choose the right school to suit your child’s needs, as all schools are different and offer different programs. An important step is to involve your child in deciding which school they will go to. Start by developing a list of things that are important to you and your child. This will help in making the decision. You may also want to consider which schools your child’s friends attend, as well as the public transport options to the school and the length of travel time.
There are so many things to take into account when looking for the best school for your child. You could use this article here to create a checklist.
What are the best catchments in Brisbane and beyond?
School catchment areas are in place so each child is, by nature of living there, guaranteed a place at a local state school. State primary schools and state high schools will each have their own individual catchment areas.
School catchment areas can also ensure that equitable amounts of government funding are sent to the right places. They mean that the area will be adequately serviced by school buses and that appropriate safety measures, like school crossings and guards, are correctly distributed. Find out more about school catchments and which school catchment you are in here.
Which schools offer scholarships in Brisbane & beyond?
Wondering how to get a scholarship to the best high schools in Brisbane or nearby? Private school scholarships are available at many schools in South East Queensland but they are often highly sought after and very competitive. How to get a full scholarship or bursary grant largely comes down to your child’s results in the Annual ACER scholarship examination held in February or the Edutest. So how do you give your child the opportunity to secure a scholarship at a private school? Here’s the facts and the opportunities:
Click here for Brisbane school scholarships.
Click here for Ipswich school scholarships.
Click here Gold Coast school scholarships.
Click here for Toowoomba school scholarships.
What is the International Baccalaureate?
It can be a minefield trying to sort through all the schools and determine which curricula and programs will give our children the support they need to achieve their potential. Over the past few years, curricula in Queensland have become more standardised as schools progressively implement the core subjects of the Australian Curriculum. But did you know there is a curriculum alternative?
Several schools in Brisbane are now offering the International Baccalaureate as a way of teaching the Australian Curriculum in a more global context. Find out what it is and check out our reviews of schools that offer the International Baccalaureate here.