-Extra Curricular activities?
-LOTE (Languages Other Than English)?
-Open learning areas/class based (old-fashion these days)/combined classes?
-Use of technology in class?
-How do they cater for below average kids?
-How do the cater for above average kids?
-Do they/How do they cater for kids with other special needs (eg. language) or disabilities?
-Is parent involvement welcome?
-How can you be involved?
-Who can be involved? (police check done on parents/volunteers that come in contact with students?)
-Copies of school policies?
-Unacceptable behaviour (eg. bullying) policy?
-Principal's attitude (above questions' answers should give you some ideas on the principal's attitude on the school library and the use of it)?
-(Cultural, lingual, socio-economical background information may give you an indication of the school culture in general)
-Are you in the school's current neighbouring zone (if applicable)?
-(If an independent school), scholarship programs, additional costs to the term fees?
-How clean are the buildings/toilets etc? (gives you a feeling of the amount of respect that the school has for their students)
-Does the school accept children with no immunisation (if that is applicable to your child)?
-Does the school accept children with no kindergarten experience (if applicable to your child)?
Please feel free to share your thoughts/experiences and tips on this topic in the comments section below.
Wishing you all the best of luck in your choice!