Moving to Geelong 24 March and was wondering if anyone has any info or experience of the above two high schools .
We are moving to Geelong next week. Where abouts are you moving too? I cant help you on the highschools as my children still primary age but there is a website which might help you. www.myschool.edu.au
We are moving to Newtown what about you? When do you fly are you nervous? Gosh im on a roller coaster ride of emotions and the minute?
Would be great to catch up
We arrived in melbourne new years eve! We have had a holiday let at Sandringham - we really liked Geelong to decided to settle there. We are moving into our rental today (22 Feb) in Highton. Are you still in England?
Hi yes we are still in England we fly on wed 24 March and land on 26 march, hubby's company are in the process of confirming a rental property for us in Newtown, how are you finding everything so far?
All is good so far. Highton is just next door to Newtown. Have you been to Australia before? It is a rollercoaster of emotions - i cried all day when we landed but i have cheered up since then! It is lovely here and everyone seems so friendly and just want to help you. We have got 2 children aged 7 and 4. My husband is an electrician and starts work on wed after having 8 weeks off. We have had a lovely time exploring - we have been driving along The Great Ocean Road since Tuesday - heading back to Geelong today. Have you got any family or friends here? I have 1 cousin in Geelong and thats it.
Hi we came 3 years ago we have some friends in Bacchus Marsh, but i wanted to live in Geelong, i have a 14yr old boy and and a three year old girl looking forward to it but scared, my hubby has been sponsored by the company he works for here in th UK they have a company in melbourne. What will you be doing for work do you have any plans to work ? We have been looking ourselves in Highton but couldnt find a property to let that was suitable, we need something furnished until our stuff arrives.
Keep in touch
I have no plans to work at the moment, will wait to see how i get on when a bit more settled. It can take time to secure a rental as there is a big demand. There could be 10 people looking at the property at the same time - you have to fill in an application form and give proof that you have employment. We offered to pay 6 months in advance as Rob has not had any income yet - think thats what helped us! We are renting at Barrabool Road, its half mile from Highton shops. Will your little girl be going to nursery or kindergarden as they call them here. The website if you want to register is www.gka.com.au. Have you had any luck with secondary schools for your son? Where are you from in the England? We were from Reading, Berks.
Hi, we are from Oldham in Manchester, i have an appointment at Belmont high school 12 april, and im not sure which kindy for Darcy yet will look into that more when i arrive, what about you do you have your little one in kindy yet? What made you pick Geelong?
Hi Sorry for late reply. We have moved into our rental so no internet connection til next week. I have a 4 year old boy. I have tried 3 Kindergardens in Highton this week and they are all full. We were originally thinking we would settle in Mornington but when we visited there we werent sure about it and everyone said there wouldnt be alot of work for my husband. From the first time we drove into Geelong we just really liked it and then we came across Highton and thought it had a really nice feel about it. My daughter started Bellaire Primary School in Highton this week - so far so good. You have an emotional few weeks ahead of you now - good luck with it all. Maybe we could meet up when you get a bit settled if you would like to. Keep in touch. Mary Ann