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  1. KCart

    Moving with older children

    Thank you ,ok that’s good to know for west Sydney ,i know if some areas family have warned me about ! Obviously like London there are some dire areas even near nicer areas…The dream is Avalon beach /Narrabeen but as you have said the prices are massively underpriced. I’m now thinking about properties that might need renovation but i need a property for all of us !
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    Moving with older children

    I live in London but not those areas.what areas in Sydney would you advise ? I have been told to avoid Western sydney ..
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    Moving with older children

    She’s not putting pressure -she would like to go and if i don’t go she would accept it but i guess i am feeling if i don’t do it now it will be too late . i wish i had done it sooner but i didn’t and can’t change that ! I am just getting my head round it if it is do-able .My children are the most important part of this but i won’t know if it’s a good thing unless i try .My other half -his parents are in a home-he can see the benefits but also worried about uprooting our lives here .We have been to Newcastle but we don’t want to live there .I realise everything you are saying about North Shore /eastern suburbs .I don’t want to be in a rough area and i want good schools.lots to think about .
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    Moving with older children

    I know i have had a look at the housing and do agree..Manly would be my choice but i have seen Belrose but really anywhere on the Northshore but it’s so expensive and often without prices .I’ve also seen auctions but don’t know if you get a bargain this way!?.Our family is in Newcastle ,Illawong ,Wollongong ,and eastern suburbs ( we would happily go here too)We do want Sydney. I wonder if i should sign up with real estate /domain ? My Mum only has me and will only move with me so added pressure! she has a lot of cousins her age and friends .She wouldn’t move without us. I’ve looked into nursing but as i was registered in 2 states in 2000 when i travelled i need to check about my route back in as i filled in self check and it wouldn’t let me go any further as i have held registration before …
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    Moving with older children

    very good questions.I do have family there( not friends but my Mum has a lot of friends there) and i have asked myself why haven’t i done it sooner ?!We go back and visit but this last visit in december (i’m not sure if something to do with getting older and 1 last chance ) and my older child wanting to live there ,i thought i’d look into it.1 of the main reasons is my Mum now wanting to go back and she is elderly .So need to decide but obv has to be right for the children and their education but don’t want to leave it too late for my Mother. I think it’s a better life ? I am a Nurse so hoping at nearly 50 i would still be employable !
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    Moving with older children

    so his GCSEs are due to be sat here may 2024..So potentially he could sit these and then come by July but would he then go into a year part way through ? or have those months off ? i was hoping if i do go to be there by january 2024 but have to sort partner visa etc so he could get into new school year starting in february (i think ) .the 11 year old turns 12 august 2023 so he is a very late birthday !
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    Moving with older children

    Thanks that’s so helpful..if we go there are no plans to return .I have asked them about Uni ,The older one (14) wants to do a trade -he is doing construction GCSE which he really enjoys so i’m hoping there may be something like this .The plan is Sydney -north shore -eastern suburbs but i realise i can’t apply to public schools without an address
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    Moving with older children

    Thanks so much .i’ve learnt more from this than trawling through websites ! Terms start january so if i can get him there for year 11 january 2024 . he is born in may and would be 15 but i think this is correct .My younger one will be 12 ( august 2923 ) so i think he go into year 7 starting high school even though he would have done his 1st year plus 1 term of year 8.He’s not my worry although he is refusing to come ,the 14 yr old wants to go now !
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    Moving with older children

    yes he is a citizen by descent .So my best bet is to aim for the term of january 2024 so he can sit the HSC or equivalent .i just worry he hasn’t done the ground work for this ..
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    Moving with older children

    I’m Australian citizen so don’t think i have to pay school fees .i’m thinking by the time i sort things out is it better he sits the GSCEs but that would be may 2024 and then leave straight after .Would that mean he would study for the HSC f he arrived at age of 16 after sitting GCSEs in order to do further education ?
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    Moving with older children

    I know it’s hard isn’t it .I want to do it but it seems time frames of visas ,pets etc that it will get later ! I have family there but my kids have only had a holiday there !
  12. Wondered if anyone had experience or advice ..i’m now seriously starting to plan the move from the UK to Sydney .I have citizenship but have lived here since age of 2-husband is applying for the partner visa offshore (i know this is long wait..) I have 2 children who are 15 yrs and 11 yrs ,the 15 yr old is in 1st yr GCSEs and 11yr old 1st yr in high school. Has anyone moved with kids this old and with organising house sell and the dog it would be later this year or next and that would be GCSE year ..i don’t want the whole 2 y work to go but he wants to go ( however the 11y old doesn’t ! ) Am i too old -47? is it fair on the kids ….?
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