graphic of family with checklist for school expo

Want to get the most out of your visit to a school expo? Here are the key questions to ask.

Attending a school expo, such as The Education Fair, is a fantastic opportunity for parents to explore a wide range of educational options for their children. But, with so many schools in attendance, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin.

To help you on the day, here are some key questions to ask when meeting with school representatives at the education expo. These will help you make informed decisions about your child’s future.

Here are some key questions to ask at a school expo

Academic focus and curriculum

  • What is the school’s academic philosophy and curriculum approach? (Traditional, progressive, etc.)
  • How does the school support students with diverse learning styles?
  • What are the average class sizes?
  • Does the school offer arts programs like music, theatre, or visual arts?
  • Does the school offer any unique programs or specialties?

School environment and community

  • What extracurricular activities and clubs does the school offer? (For example, sports, chess, gardening clubs, etc.)
  • How does the school foster a sense of community and belonging?
  • Does the school offer opportunities for leadership development and student involvement?
  • What is the school’s culture like?
  • What is the transition process like for new students?
  • How does the school handle student discipline?
  • What is the level of parental involvement encouraged by the school?

Teacher quality and support

  • What is the teacher-to-student ratio at the school?
  • What qualifications and experience do teachers typically have?
  • How does the school support professional development for teachers?

Support services and resources

  • What academic and social-emotional support services are available to students? (Counseling, tutoring, etc.)
  • Does the school offer support for students with special needs?
  • What technology resources are available to students?

Admissions process

  • What are the admissions requirements for your child’s grade level?
  • What is the application process like?
  • Does the school offer scholarships?
  • Does the school offer transportation options?
  • What is the school’s tuition and fees structure?
  • What are the deadlines for applications?
  • Is there anything else you feel is important for me to know about your school?

Beyond these core questions at the Education Fair, consider your child’s individual learning needs and interests.

  • What learning environment would best suit your child?
  • Does the school offer programs or activities that align with your child’s passions?
  • What is the overall feel of the school? Does it seem like a good fit for your child’s personality?

Armed with these questions, you’ll get all the info you need to compare schools and find the perfect fit for your child at the Sunshine Coast Education Fair. Excited, informed and ready to pick the best Sunshine Coast school that sets them up for success and amazing things to come!

Remember, the Education Fair Queensland is a one-stop school expo for school selection! Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with representatives from various schools, ask questions, and discover the perfect fit for your child’s educational journey.

Best of all, the Education Fair 2024 is more than just a school expo! There’s no better way to get to know something that for the kids to have a go. So the day has back-to-back demonstrations, a robotics space, a STEAM space, an early learning space, soft play, inflatable soccer, heaps of outdoor activities, and more opportunities to get hands on with learning.