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Reviews of Primary & High Schools in Brisbane & Beyond

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.

School ReviewedLocationSchool Ranking
A.B. Paterson CollegeGold CoastClick here
Agnew SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Albany Creek State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Alexandra Hills State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
All Hallows SchoolBrisbaneClick here
All Saints Anglican SchoolGold CoastClick here
Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)BrisbaneClick here
Aquinas CollegeGold CoastClick here
Arcadia CollegeGold CoastClick here
Ascot Primary State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Aspley State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Assisi Catholic CollegeGold CoastClick here
Australian Industry Trade CollegeGold CoastClick here
Australian Trade CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Aviation High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Balmoral State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Beaudesert State High SchoolGold CoastClick here
Beenleigh State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Beerwah State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Bethania Lutheran SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Bounty Boulevard State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Bracken Ridge State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Bray Park State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Bremer State High SchoolIpswichClick here
Bribie Island State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Brigidine CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Brisbane Bayside State CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Brisbane Boys CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Brisbane Christian CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Brisbane Girls Grammar SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Brisbane Grammar SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Brisbane State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Browns Plains State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Bundamba State Secondary CollegeIpswichClick here
Burpengary State Secondary CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Byron Community Primary SchoolGold CoastClick here
Caboolture State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Calvary Christian CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Cannon Hill Anglican CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Canterbury CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner SchoolGold CoastClick here
Cavendish Road State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Centenary State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Chapel Hill State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Christian Outreach CollegeToowoombaComing soon
Citipointe Christian CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Clairvaux MacKillop CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Clayfield CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Cleveland District State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Clontarf Beach State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Concordia Lutheran CollegeToowoombaComing soon
Coomera Anglican CollegeGold CoastClick here
Coorparoo Secondary CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Corinda State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Craigslea State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Dakabin State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Darling Downs Christian SchoolToowoombaComing soon
Deception Bay State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Downlands CollegeToowoombaComing soon
Eagle Junction State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Earnshaw State CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Emmanuel CollegeGold CoastClick here
Everton Park State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Fairholme CollegeToowoombaComing soon
Ferny Grove State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Ferny Grove State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Flagstone State Community CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Forest Lake State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Genesis Christian CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Glenala State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Gold Coast Christian CollegeGold CoastClick here
Grace Lutheran CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Grace Lutheran Primary SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Graceville State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Guardian Angels’ Catholic Primary SchoolGold CoastClick here
Hillbrook Anglican SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Hillcrest Christian CollegeGold CoastClick here
Hinterland Christian CollegeGold CoastClick here
Holland Park State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Holland Park State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Holy Name Catholic Primary SchoolToowoombaComing soon
Iona CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Ipswich Girls Grammar SchoolIpswichClick here
Ipswich Grammar SchoolIpswichClick here
Ipswich State High SchoolIpswichClick here
Ironside State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Jamboree Heights State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Jindalee State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
John Paul CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Jubilee Primary SchoolGold CoastClick here
Kedron State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Kedron State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Kelvin Grove State CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Kenmore State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Kenmore State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
King’s Christian CollegeGold CoastClick here
Kingston State CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar SchoolGold CoastClick here
Living Faith Lutheran Primary SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Livingstone Christian CollegeGold CoastClick here
Logan Village State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Loreto CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Lourdes Hill CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Mabel Park State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
MacGregor State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Mansfield State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Maridahdi Community SchoolToowoombaComing soon
Marist CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Mary Mackillop Catholic CollegeToowoombaComing soon
Mary MacKillop CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Marymount Catholic Primary SchoolGold CoastClick here
Marymount CollegeGold CoastClick here
Mater Dei Primary SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Moreton Bay Boys’ CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Moreton Bay CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Mother Teresa Catholic Primary SchoolGold CoastClick here
Mount Alvernia CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Mount Gravatt State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Mt Maria CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Mt St Patrick CollegeGold CoastClick here
Northside Christian CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Ormiston CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Our Lady of Mt Carmel CatholicBrisbaneClick here
Oxley State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Pacific Coast Christian SchoolGold CoastClick here
Padua CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Payne Road State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Prince of Peace Lutheran CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Queensland Independent CollegeGold CoastClick here
Redeemer Lutheran CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Redland Bay State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Redlands CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Sacred Heart Primary SchoolToowoombaComing soon
Sacred Heart SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Saint Stephen’s CollegeGold CoastClick here
Samford State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
San Sisto CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Sathya Sai SchoolGold CoastClick here
Shearwater Steiner SchoolGold CoastClick here
Sheldon CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Silkwood SchoolGold CoastClick here
Somerset CollegeGold CoastClick here
Somerville HouseBrisbaneClick here
Southern Cross Catholic CollegeBrisbaneClick here
St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ SchoolBrisbaneClick here
St Andrew’s SchoolBrisbaneClick here
St Andrews Lutheran CollegeGold CoastClick here
St Anthony’s Catholic Primary SchoolBrisbaneClick here
St Columban’s CollegeBrisbaneClick here
St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary SchoolBrisbaneClick here
St James CollegeBrisbaneClick here
St John Fisher CollegeBrisbaneClick here
St Joseph’s CollegeToowoombaComing soon
St Joseph’s College (Gregory Terrace)BrisbaneClick here
St Joseph’s Nudgee CollegeBrisbaneClick here
St Kieran’s BrightonBrisbaneClick here
St Luke’s Catholic Parish SchoolBrisbaneClick here
St Margaret’s Anglican Girls SchoolBrisbaneClick here
St Mary’s CollegeToowoombaComing soon
St Matthews CornubiaBrisbaneClick here
St Oliver Plunkett Catholic PrimaryBrisbaneClick here
St Patrick’s CollegeBrisbaneClick here
St Pauls’ SchoolBrisbaneClick here
St Peters Lutheran CollegeBrisbaneClick here
St Saviour’s CollegeToowoombaComing soon
St Saviour’s Primary SchoolToowoombaComing soon
St Thomas More CollegeBrisbaneClick here
St Thomas More’s SchoolToowoombaComing soon
St Ursula’s CollegeToowoombaComing soon
Stretton State CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Stuartholme SchoolBrisbaneClick here
The Glennie SchoolToowoombaComing soon
The Lakes CollegeBrisbaneClick here
The Springfield Anglican CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory SchoolToowoombaComing soon
Toowoomba Christian CollegeToowoombaComing soon
Toowoomba Grammar SchoolToowoombaComing soon
Toowoomba State High SchoolToowoombaComing soon
Trinity Lutheran CollegeGold CoastClick here
Tweed Valley Adventist CollegeGold CoastClick here
Victoria Point State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Villanova CollegeBrisbaneClick here
Wavell State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Wellington Point State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Wilston State Primary SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Windaroo Valley State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Windsor State SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Woodridge State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Wynnum State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here
Yeronga State High SchoolBrisbaneClick here

Map of Schools in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast & Toowoomba

How to find the best schools in Brisbane & beyond

reviews of schools in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast & Toowoomba - Then and Now – 10 ways schools have changed.

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.

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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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