Starting high school

Going to high school will be a new experience for your child. The school is likely to be much bigger than the primary school and your child may feel a little insecure at first. However, it is also an exciting time with many opportunities and a broader curriculum.

Finding and enrolling in a school

Schools can help with enrolment questions throughout the year. During the enrolment process, let the principal know of any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions affecting your child.

  • Looking for the right school? Use the School Finder tool to search all our public schools.
  • Need help enrolling your child in high school? Refer to High school enrolment for more information.

Term dates

The school year starts in late January, after the summer vacation period. Make sure you're familiar with important school dates including term dates and holidays.

Starting school guide

View the e-book online or download the PDF below.

Image: Download our starting school guide PDF - for high school in 2022.

Create a time capsule

Create a time capsule to celebrate the end of primary school and your first year of high school.

Image: Download and print Starting High School time capsule and 2022 Planner in A2 size.

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