the Schools Guides
About The Schools Guide
2 Editions of the Schools Guide are currently available - Queensland/Northern Territory Edition & Victoria Edition.
Schools Guide Features.
The Queensland/NT Schools Guide presents a world of information on private schools and non-government schools from all parts of Queensland and the Northern Territory including all Brisbane private schools, while the Schools Guide Victoria edition presents information on private schools and non-government schools from Victoria including all Melbourne private schools. Each Guide includes representative examples from every region and every size and type of non-government school. From Anglican and Catholic private Schools through Jewish, non-denominational and Steiner, and the smallest to the largest, there is a school to suit everyone.
Each region has its place in the Schools Guide. For example, in the Qld/NT edition, private schools from as far south as Tweed Heads on the southern Queensland border through the entire state north to Cairns and west through the Northern Territory have been included. The Qld/NT Guide has been divided into 12 colour-coded regions to make it as easy as possible to follow while the Vic edition has 8 colour coded regions.
At the end of each section is a complete list, including contact details of every non-government and private school in that area, from preschool through to year 12. There is also a detailed map of each area.
FEATURED PRIVATE SCHOOL EDITORIALS
The Schools Guide works in conjunction with over 100 non government schools in each edition to present a succinct outline of the atmosphere, history, goals and philosophies of each. An article accompanies each school's latest promotional advertisement which gives parents and students an unprecedented glimpse into each school's heart and soul. The editorial pieces highlight the areas each school holds as being critical to their ideology, with features such as traditions, teaching and discipline strategies, learning pathways, resources, values and goals given particular focus.
It has never been so easy to find the right school!
FACILITIES/ CURRICULUM/ EXTRAS...
A concise list of the facilities of each featured school has been included. Facilities include boarding facilities, classrooms, resources and laboratories, studios and purpose-built centres, sporting fields and equipment and other school-specific information.
Each school's curriculum is unique. The Guides include a brief outline of the subjects, programs, extension classes, workshops and specialist studies of each school. Placing your child in a school that is likely to develop and nurture his or her interests with an eye toward a future career is vital. The Guide will save you vast amounts of time by outlining these key areas of study, allowing you to eliminate those schools which are not likely to suit your child and focus on those that offer the kinds of programs your child needs.
Extra information such as extra-curricular activities, outdoor education programs, clubs, instrumental and choral groups, vocational programs and other unique activities and services have not been neglected either. The guides have been designed to give parents as much information as possible.
SCHOOL TRANSPORT INFO
The Guides have been divided into colour coded geographical sections to help parents find a school in their local area or area of their choice. Preceding each section is a map of that area plus a list of the transport service providers and their contact numbers. In many cases the schools have been plotted onto the map to make a parent's job even easier. Plus, the distance from the local train station has been included where train networks exist. No more confusion about how your child will make his way to and from school!
Each geographical section of the Guide contains a comprehensive list of every non-government and private school in that region. Included for each school are suburb along with phone and fax numbers - helpful for parents who wish to make their own enquiries about a particular school.
Plus, for every one of over 100 featured schools we have included added information such as...Email, Web and Street Address, Colour School Crest, Year Levels, Annual Fees (most schools), Student Population, Religious Affiliation, CRICOS Provider Number, and whether the school is for boys, girls or co-educational and whether boarding is available. A world of information at a glance!
(Please note: some schools have asked The Guide not to publish their annual fees in the name of privacy and we have respected these school's wishes. Consequently, 'available upon application' or 'contact school' may replace the current school fees in some cases.)
CURRENT PROMOTIONAL ADVERTISEMENTS
Every featured school has provided the Guide with its current promotional print advertisement to accompany its editorial feature. In those cases where schools have no promotional material available, the Schools Guide has worked at length with the school to develop a full colour advertisement which will represent the heart and soul of the school, and give readers a 'feel' for the atmosphere and philosophies that school represents. Schools jump out of the pages in full gloss colour, making choosing your favourites a breeze!
WHETHER YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR A SCHOOL IN YOUR LOCAL AREA, MOVING FROM INTERSTATE, OR YOU'RE AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONSIDERING SCHOOLING IN AUSTRALIA, THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE GUIDE FOR YOU.
NO STONE HAS BEEN LEFT UNTURNED TO GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCE OF FINDING THE RIGHT SCHOOL.
HOW TO GET A COPY
Available all year round and updated annually, the Guides are available in hundreds of child care centres across each state or available for purchase on this secure website.
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