Choosing a school for your child

Decisions about where your child goes to school depend on where you live, your personal values, your child's needs, school-specific factors and more.

When you're choosing a primary school, you can also look at things like before-school and after-school care.

About choosing a school for your child

Decisions about where your child goes to school are very personal and can be difficult. It's common and normal for parents to feel anxious about getting this decision right.

For some parents, the decision is simple. Their children go to the local public school – the school in the same government zone as their house. Other parents might want to look further afield at other government schools (‘out of area' schools) or private schools. And others consider home-schooling.

Things to consider when choosing a school for your child

If you're looking beyond the local public school, think about what will work best for your child's personality, strengths, needs and interests. You might also consider how different schools' cultures and values fit with your family values and family life.

Here are some other things you could think about.

Personal values and preferences

Practical considerations

School-specific factors

School communication and connections

Choosing a primary school

The following questions might be useful if you're thinking about primary schools:

Contact Jacaranda College today to enroll your child!