Starting high school

Going to high school will be a new experience for your child. The school is likely to be much bigger than their primary school and your child may feel a little insecure at first. Instead of being a senior in a small school, they are now a beginner in a big school. 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.

Getting ready for high school guide

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