Your Guide To The Best Private And Public Gold Coast Schools

Thursday 07 Mar 2019

Gold Coast schools rank among the best in Queensland with a good choice of private and public education facilities across the breadth of the Coast.

It's an important decision families need to consider when selecting their new home as to what schooling facilities are close by. Fortunately, some of the best schools on the Gold Coast are within easy driving distance making drop off and pick up times bearable.

We understand that parents need to do ytheir homework to find the right school for their child. Outlined below we've prepared a Gold Coast Schools Guide to help you determine the best Gold Coast private and public schools with links to these institutions to give you more information.

Choosing the right Gold Coast school

When choosing a high school for your child, there are a number of things to take into consideration. A safe and happy learning environment that encourages both emotional and intellectual growth is a priority for most parents. It is also important that a school is able to meet any special needs or interests your child may have — be they academic, sporting or otherwise.

What parents look for in a school (according to the Good Schools Guide)

  • committed and effective teaching staff and a safe working environment — no bullying, drugs or harassment
  • individual attention given to students; parents want to feel confident that staff will notice and take action should any problems arise
  • an expectation that the democratic values of multicultural Australian society will be actively present at school
  • an expectation that schools will take positive steps to create a place in which staff and students treat each other with respect
  • an environment in which their child can develop social competencies — they want the young adult emerging from secondary school to be articulate, to be able to make and keep friends, and to know how to behave appropriately in different situations.

With that in mind, let's look at both primary and secondary schools (private and public) starting with those closest to Paradise Point.

Gold Coast Schools - Primary - Private and Public

St Francis Xavier School, Runaway Bay Years: Prep - year 6 Gender: Co-educational Religion: Catholic Students: 639

Coombabah State School Years: Prep - year 6 Gender: Co-educational Religion: non-denominational Students: 709+

St Hilda's School - Southport Years: Prep - year 12 Gender: Girls Religion: Anglican Students: 700+

The Southport School - TSS Year: Prep - year 12 plus boarding from year 7 Gender: Boys Religion: Anglican Students: 700+

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Gold Coast Schools - Secondary - Private and Public

Public schools

Benowa State High School Mediterranean Drv Benowa, Qld, 4217 Phone: 07 5582 7333 Email: office@benowashs.eq.edu.au Website: benowashs.eq.edu.au

Coombabah High School Pine Ridge Rd Coombabah, Qld, 4216 Phone: 07 5552 3888 Email: coom@coombabashs.eq.edu.au Website: coombabashs.eq.edu.au

Elanora High School Avocado St Elanora, Qld, 4221 Phone: 07 5533 9299 Website: www.elanorashs.eq.edu.au

Helensvale State High School Discovery Drv Helensvale, Qld, 4212 Phone: 07 5573 8555 Email: office.hshs@helensvaleshs.eq.edu.au Website: www.helensvaleshs.eq.edu.au

Keebra Park State High School Anne Street Southport, Qld 4214 Phone: 07 5509 2555 Website: keebraparkshs.eq.edu.au

Merrimac High School Dunlop Crt Merrimac, Qld, 4226 Phone: 07 5572 2700 Email: office@merrimacshs.eq.edu.au Website: www.merrimacshs.eq.edu.au

Miami High School 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway Miami, Qld, 4220 Phone: 07 5554 0333 Email: admin@miamishs.eq.edu.au Website: miamishs.eq.edu.au

Nerang High School Weedons Rd Nerang, Qld, 4211 Phone: 07 5503 7800 Website: nerangshs.eq.edu.au

Ormeau Woods State High School 148 Goldmine Rd Ormeau, Qld 4208 Phone: 07 5540 9222 Email: info@ormeauwoodsshs.eq.edu.au Website: ormeauwoodsshs.eq.edu.au

Pacific Pines State High School 15 Archipelago Street, Pacific Pines, Qld 4211 Phone: 07 5502 5111 Email: principal@pacificpinesshs.eq.edu.au Website: pacificpinesshs.eq.edu.au

Palm Beach Currumbin High School Thrower Drv Palm Beach, Qld, 4221 Phone: 07 5525 9333 Email: info@pbc-shs.eq.edu.au Website:www.pbc-shs.eq.edu.au/

Queensland Academy for Health Sciences (State High School Yrs 10 - 12) 102 Edmund Rice Dr Southport, Qld 4215 Phone: 07 5510 1100 Email: qahs-admin@eq.edu.au Website:qahs.eq.edu.au

Robina High School Investigator Dr Robina, Qld, 4226 Phone: 07 5562 3444 Email: info@robinashs.eq.edu.au Website: robinashs.eq.edu.au

Southport High School 75 Smith St Southport, Qld, 4215 Phone: 07 5509 1222 Email: office@southportshs.eq.edu.au Website:southportshs.eq.edu.au

Tamborine Mountain High School Holt Road, North Tamborine, Qld 4272 Phone: 07 5545 7222 Website: tamborinemtnshs.eq.edu.au

Varsity College Secondary Campus 198 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes Qld 4227 Phone: 07 5562 3575 Email: soffice@varsitycollege.eq.edu.au Website: varsitycollege.eq.edu.au

Private schools

A.B. Paterson College 10 A.B. Paterson Drv Arundel, Qld, 4214 Phone: 07 5594 7947 Email: abpat@abpat.qld.edu.au Website: www.abpat.qld.edu.au Details: Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

All Saints Anglican School Highfield Drv Merrimac, Qld, 4226 Phone: 07 5530 2855 Email: enquiries@asas.qld.edu.au Website: www.asas.qld.edu.au Details: Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

Assisi Catholic College 173 Billinghurst Crescent, Upper Coomera, Qld 4209 Phone: 07 5656 7100 Website: www.assisi.qld.edu.au Details:Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

Coomera Anglican College 99 Days Rd Coomera, Qld, 4209 Phone: 07 5585 9900 Website: www.cac.qld.edu.au Details: Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

Emmanuel College Birmingham Rd Carrara, Qld, 4211

Phone: 07 5561 4000 Email: administration@emmanuel.qld.edu.au Website: www.emmanuel.qld.edu.au Details:Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

Gold Coast Christian College 7-9 Bridgman Drv Reedy Creek, Qld, 4228 Phone: 07 5593 4571 Email: info@goldcoastchristiancollege.qld.edu.au Website: www.goldcoastchristiancollege.qld.edu.au Details: Co-Education; Prep to Year 9; Years 10, 11 & 12 launching 2012 - 2014

Hillcrest Christian College 21 Bridgman Drv Reedy Creek, Qld, 4228 Phone: 07 5593 4226 Email: office@hillcrest.qld.edu.au Website: www.hillcrest.qld.edu.au Details:Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

King's Christian College 68 Gemvale Road, Reedy Creek Qld 4227 Phone: 07 5587 7600 Website: www.kingscollege.qld.edu.au Details: Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

Livingstone College Reedmans Rd Ormeau, Qld, 4208 Phone: 07 5546 7083 Website: www.livingstone.qld.edu.au/ Details: Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

Saint Stephen's College Reserve Rd Coomera, Qld, 4209 Phone: 07 5573 8662 Website: www.saintstephenscollege.net.au Details: Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

Somerset College Somerset Drv Mudgeeraba, Qld, 4213 Phone: 07 5530 4100 Email: mail@somerset.qld.edu.au Website: www.somerset.qld.edu.au Details: Co-Education; Prep to Year 12

St Andrews Lutheran College 175 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Andrews Qld 4220 Phone: 07 5534 8522 Website: www.standrewslutheran.qld.edu.au Details: Co-Educational; Prep to Year 12

St Hilda's School 52 High St Southport, Qld, 4215 Phone: 07 5532 4922 Website: www.sthildas.qld.edu.au Details: Girls only school; Prep to Year 12

The Southport School Winchester St Southport, Qld, 4215 Phone: 07 5531 9911 Email: reception@tss.qld.edu.au Website: www.tss.qld.edu.au Details: Boys only school; Prep to Year 12

Trinity Lutheran College PO Box 322 Ashmore City, Qld, 4214 Phone: 07 5556 8200 Email: cr@tlc.qld.edu.au Website: tlc.qld.edu.au Details:Co-Educational; Prep to Year 12

Conclusion

Paradise Point is fortunate to be situated on the quieter, northern end of the Gold Coast but still within easy driving distance of the M1 highway to Brisbane, shopping centres, entertainment precincts, boating and of course schools.

Some of the best Gold Coast private schools like A B Patterson College, St Francis Xavier, St. Hilda’s and TSS are just a short drive away or can be easily accessed by buses.

Coombabah Primary and High Schools considered to offer great public education, are both only 15 minutes away.

With great schooling so handy, it's just another reason to live in Paradise Point. To discover the latest real estate options in the area, please contact us here.