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  1. paednurse

    Moving to Sunny Coast, Buderim area! :)

    Hey all, we managed to secure a rental in Mooloolaba in the end! the stress of the move/new job/new school is subsiding and we are starting to be able to enjoy living in such a fab place! anyone fancy catching up with us for coffee/beach/beer (save the best option til last lol) let me know. Be good to make some buddies. Emmax
  2. paednurse

    Finally settled on the sunny coast!

    Thanks, we have already tried out the Thai take away! Lol yummy. will def get our eldest joined up to Nippers in Sept. looks like we have lots to discover over the next few months.
  3. So we finally made the relocation from Hervey Bay to the Sunshine Coast. :biggrin: We have been staying with friends whilst trying to sort a rental, but have today got the keys for our lovely new home in Mooloolaba! Woo hoo. Absolutely love it here, five mins from the beach, cafes, bars and surf clubs! Our eldest son has just started at Mooloolaba state school and is loving it! It's a lovely school just across the road from the beautiful beach and they even have surf lessons on the extra curriculum!! i started work this week at Nambour Hospital so it is all starting to come together! I had some major worries when we left Hervey Bay that we had made the wrong decision, but now I am 100% certain we have made the right move. If there are any local families that fancy meeting up in a couple of weeks once we are settled and unpacked we would love to meet you! we are always up for a social event, be it picnics with the kids, beaching it or a bbq and a few beers/ glasses of wine whilst the kids play! ​xxx
  4. paednurse

    Moving to Sunny Coast, Buderim area! :)

    We have finally landed in the sunny coast!! Been having a bit of a nightmare finding a suitable rental though. The competition is so high!! Staying with friends in Maroochydore at the mo, but have lots of houses to view next week in Sippy Downs/Buderim/Maroochydore so really hoping we find something! Our eldest is out of school at the mo until we at least know which area we will be living in which isn't ideal but we don't really have much choice. im starting work on the29th so really hope to have a house and school organised by then, fingers crossed. Absolutely loving life down here though so I know we have made the right decision and that all this stress and upheaval will be worth it! Emma p.s We will def be up for some meet ups with you guys soon too as the next step after house and school is to gain a social life again! ) xx
  5. paednurse

    Buderim State School?

    I'm an ED nurse. I think I have been pretty lucky as I know jobs are pretty hard to come by on the sunny coast at the mo. but keep watch because opportunites do come along every so often. Buderim is lovely but we are finding it pretty difficult to get a decent rental as its so competitive. It's only about a 5/10 min drive to the beach so nice and close!
  6. paednurse

    Moving to Sunny Coast, Buderim area! :)

    Omg there are too many areas to choose from! They all seem nice too which doesn't make it easy to choose, and have heard good things from all the schools too. Oh decisions decisions!
  7. paednurse

    Moving to Sunny Coast, Buderim area! :)

    Can I just check with everyone that recommended Chancellor State school that the catchment area is basically Sippy Downs? We hadn't even looked into that area to be honest. Is it a nice place to live? I think it might be a bit far for me to travel to work in Nambour really, I don't want more than a 30 min commute as will be working nights etc. emma x
  8. paednurse

    Moving to Sunny Coast, Buderim area! :)

    Hey, thanks for the responses! We have just come back from viewing houses on sunny coast, been looking at Buderim, mountain creek and kawana areas. But it's been a bit of a nightmare. Every home we look at has at least 10 other applicants!! The were so many people at the open days I'm beginning to worry we will be living out of the car once we arrive! Lol. We have our fingers crossed for a lovely house in mountain creek but its had so many applicants so not feeling too confident. its good to here from a fellow Nambour nurse, I'm looking forward to starting now! I have a couple of good friends working there too and they have lots of positive things to say too. thankyou for the advice on the sunny coast groups I'm gonna go check them out now! we will def be keen for meeting up with you guys once we are down, be nice to meet some fellow sunny coast families! xx
  9. paednurse

    Moving to Sunny Coast, Buderim area! :)

    Thanks, we will get in touch once we have moved down. we are visiting next week too and will def take a look at this school.
  10. Hi all, My family and I are currently living in Hervey Bay but I have just accepted an offer for a job in Nambour Hospital and so we are finally making the much anticipated move to the Sunshine Coast in a few weeks! We will probably move to the Buderim/mountain creek area as I love the look of the schools there for our son and its still nice and close to the beaches! we will be sad to leave the Bay as have made some great friends (a few very special ones through poms in oz) but we know its the right move for us in the long term. however the thought of having to start all over again with schools, jobs, places to live and most importantly friends is somewhat daunting. We would love to meet up with some fellow sunny coast families who can show us the ropes! if you fancy a catchup with us that would be fab. xx
  11. paednurse

    Buderim State School?

    I hadnt even looked into these other schools, so thank you for the advice, I will def look into them and try to organise a visit when we come down in a couple of weeks. thanks Emma
  12. paednurse

    Buderim State School?

    Hey all, My family and I are planning on moving to the Buderim area in April from Hervey Bay. We have a 7 year old son and so are currently looking into the best option for schooling. I really like the look of the Buderim State School, but haven't seen any personal reviews from parents. Does anyone currently have children at the school that could provide an honest opinion? i have seen lots of positive feedback about Mountain creek state school which I see has a catchment area and so we are also contemplating moving to this location. Too many choices lol but want to get it right so we can settle and not have to move him to another school anytime soon! thanks in advance Emma
  13. paednurse

    Sunshine Coast schools - advice needed

    Hi Guys, just noticed your posts whilst doing a bit of research into sunny coast and have seen you are all from the same area of the UK as us! We come from Portsmouth and both lived in Waterlooville for most of our childhood! ha small world hey! How are you finding the sunny coast? We are currently living in Hervey Bay and are contemplating moving down to Mountain Creek area, I have a nursing interview lined up for next week! fingers crossed! Emma
  14. I would be looking to work in Nambour ED ideally,have just applied for a position there actually! fingers crossed! I think we need to come down and have another visit so we can get a feel for it again, especially Buderim as we havent been there at all yet. It does sound lovely though!
  15. paednurse

    Buderim Bound?

    We stopped over at Mooloolaba on the way up to stay with friends that live there, and we loved it then. Loved the surf club and the shopping centre and the general vibe it seemed to have. I also think I would be happier in job there too. I think if I am lucky enough to get offered an interview we will have to take a few days to go visit again and check out Buderim too as we havent been there yet. It has to be worth sacrificing the cheaper rentals/properties here as we have a lovely house with a pool right on the beach and having done some research into rentals down on the sunny coast I think we will have to down grade a fair bit! But if everything else appears to be better then I guess its worth it! Thanks for your input!