There are a number of ways you can research a school to ensure you choose one that suits your family and your children.
Word of mouth and recommendations from others can feature strongly in the decision making and school choice. You might like to ask others about their experience in a school. As they get older, students will also have a voice.
You can also check out the school's web site to see what is offered or visit the school – either through an appointment, an Open Day or a school tour. It is recommended to always see the school for yourself.
There are many factors to consider when selecting a school. These include a school’s strengths and curriculum, as well as the needs and learning style of your child.
Here are some points to consider:
The best way to learn more about a school is to ask questions. Below are some to get you started.
By far the best way to learn more about a school is to take a tour with the school Principal or attend an open day.
Most schools offer regular tours or tours at set times each week or term. Others prefer to offer one-on-one tours by appointment.
Book a tour to discover how a Catholic school will help your child discover a love or learning and values for life.
It is worth asking questions of the principal, staff and current school families. A principal can share the direction and ethos of a school. Current school families will give you a more grassroots perspective.
Some schools accept enrolment applications well ahead of the starting date so it is recommended to begin your search as early as possible. Visit the school’s web site or phone them directly to be informed of the circumstances at your school of choice.
There is also two Reception intakes each year in January and July for you to consider depending on when your child was born.