The annual Boarding Schools Expo, the event no young family should miss, is now in its 15th year.
Expo organisers are celebrating the milestone at two events this year - in Dubbo later this month, and in Tamworth in July.
The Expo helps families navigate the vast array of schooling opportunities available in NSW and interstate.
The tough decisions on education can affect home and family life but the Expo makes the process a whole lot easier.
This year the Expo seeks to highlight positive boarding experiences for young people.
Boarding schools have become a home away from home for students. They are very different for children in 2019 than they were in their parents' day.
Expo director Meg Bennett said the Expo sought to connect farming families with the myriad of excellent education options on offer today.
Those opportunities were not clearly defined when she sought suitable schools for her two children after they all moved from the city to Narromine to live with her second husband, Michael.
"It's a major cost for any family and a huge emotional investment," she said.
Ms Bennett said the Expo was the best venue to talk directly to senior school leaders.
"The Expo gives families the opportunity to meet senior people from schools to start the dialogue."
Families were in a relaxed position to ask the right questions at the Expo.
"It is important you choose a school that shares your family's values and beliefs," she said.
"You want your children to be living, learning and growing up in a nurturing environment within a dynamic community."
Families can also find out more about the Isolated Children's and Parents' Association.
The Dubbo event is at Dubbo Convention Centre, 155 Darling Street, on Friday, May 17, from 12.30pm to 6pm, and Saturday, May 18, from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
The Tamworth event is at the Memorial Town Hall in Fitzroy Street, from Friday, July 26, from 12.30pm to 6pm, and Saturday, July 27, from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
Admission is free.
- Visit boardingexpo.com.au to read inspiring stories about boarding students.