School education in Australia includes preschool, preparatory (or kindergarten), primary school, secondary school (or high school), and senior secondary school.
Types of schools include government schools, non-government schools (including Private Schools and religious schools such as Catholic schools), and schools based on educational philosophies such as Montessori and Steiner.
Australian schools do more than just educate students. They prepare them for life − developing communication skills, self-discipline and respect for themselves, their peers, and the world. Australian schools offer a broad curriculum in the key learning areas – English, Mathematics, Studies of Society and the Environment, Science, Arts, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Technology, Health, and Physical Education. They also believe strongly in the benefits of a rounded education – including teamwork, self-expression, and personal development that happens outside the classroom.
In Australia, students will enjoy a diverse learning environment that is as personally enriching as it is educational, and develop the skills and qualities needed in a changing world.