By MrsWayLay17We're looking to settle in Hervey Bay. Originally being from Brisbane I can't envisage us living back in a big city. Does anyone have any links with HB and know if it would be well suited for a family of four with their children of Primary school age. What is the employment scenario like there? I've looked online and that's been helpful but I was hoping some of you would be able to give their insight.
Are there any areas around HB (Not Maryborough) that you think is worth checking out? Keen to go anywhere from Bribie Island area right up towards Bundy but not quite as far as that! HB preferable.
By Sue CashHi, I moved to Sydney (from London) 13 years ago and have finally had enough of the rat race.
I'm moving with my family to the Sunshine Coast and looking for advice about the best locations for beaches, shops, schools etc
My 2 boys have special needs and one will need to go to a special school - it appears that Nambour and Currimundi are the only options.
My other boy has mild autism so I'm hoping to find a location that is best placed for him i.e. Primary schools that have a good reputation for helping kids on the spectrum and plenty of local therapists.
If you have kids with special needs and live in the Sunshine Coast, I'd love to hear your thoughts and advice on our move to the Sunny Coast.
By The Pom Queen
Special Interest Schools:
Fremont-Elizabeth City High
Ignite Programs for Gifted Students
Aberfoyle Park High
Charles Campbell Secondary
Golden Grove High
Sports and Physical Education
Wirreanda also coordinates the Southern Vales Physical Education and Sports Program involving Christies Beach High (aquatics), Morphett Vale (cycling) and Reynella East High (basketball and hockey)
In addition, eight secondary schools in conjunction with the respective state sporting associations, have established special interest sports programs:
Seaton High (baseball)
Pasadena High (Basketball)
Blackwood High (Netball)
Marryatville High (Tennis)
Brighton High (Volleyball)
Heathfield High (Volleyball)
Mount Gambier High (Cricket, Football and Netball - NB Australian Football that is!)
Single Sex Schools
Gepps Cross Girls High
Mitcham Girls High
Windsor Gardens Vocational College
Souther Vocational College (at Christies Beach High)
Australian Science and Mathematics School (enrols students in years 10,11,12)
These were listed in the Govt brochure: If anybody knows any more, perhaps add them and then we can buld up a good list.