From early learning through primary and secondary school to TAFE and the nearby Country Universities Centre, Forbes provides every opportunity to give your child the education they deserve. There are also excellent after-school facilities, youth programs, private buses for school children, and numerous extracurricular activities, including sport, a music conservatorium, drama, dance, art classes, and Riding for the Disabled.
TAKING CARE OF THE LITTLE ONES
There are five innovative and award winning childcare and preschool centres in Forbes. All staffed by highly skilled, dedicated and welcoming staff who care for the emotional and educational needs of children throughout the Shire.
SCHOOLS? TAKE YOUR PICK
Parents are spoiled for choice with four public and independent primary schools offering Kindergarten to Year 6, two high schools offering a broad academic curriculum and extensive range of vocational courses through Years 7 to 12. Both, state and an independent co-educational college, with students ranking in the state’s top achievers.
Forbes has a TAFE campus offering a wide variety of courses from carpentry and primary industry to natural resource management, aged care, business, computing, hairdressing and welding programs. Access to university is quick and easy with campuses in nearby Orange, Bathhurst and Parkes’ Country University Campus. And because education never stops, the Forbes College for Seniors has a full calendar of activities each year.
All schools within the Shire are serviced daily by local bus lines, there is also a town bus offering safe transfers from the town centre throughout Forbes. In town there are also taxi and assisted transports. There is also 20+ kilometres of footpaths to get around Forbes on foot.