Parents are coughing up less to send their children to Gold Coast’s best private schools than other large cities in Australia.
With Townsville parents already forking out hundreds of dollars more for their child’s private school tuition in 2019, they’re also being hit with a raft of additional levies and charges for special subjects, outdoor camps, building upgrades and even cleaning fees.
Private schools across Brisbane will raise tuition fees this year by two to three times the rate of inflation.
Private and Catholic schools across the Gold Coast are raising annual fees well above inflation and in line with hikes in Brisbane.
While some parents debate the benefits of public or private school, many can’t afford the choice and are still seriously struggling with the costs of a so-called ‘free education’.
Geelong College is the region’s highest performing school, according to Melbourne’s largest education data provider.
New data released reveals Bialik College in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn East has the highest percentage of 40+ study scores of all schools in Victoria.
The findings from the newly-released Good Schools Guide show that single-sex non-government schools are outperforming their coeducational counterparts – but they come at a price.
An analysis of Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority data shows that private schools don’t necessarily produce students with better academic results, and that putting kids in single sex schools makes more of a difference.
Queensland parents are getting the best deal in the country when it comes to private school fees, according to a national report.