By Charlie RMy husband has the opportunity to get a job in Sydney and i always said it was the one place i would go... so here we are considering shipping our little family early next year which is rather daunting. My son is 3 (29th May 2014) so i presume he won't be starting school for a while which seems odd as he seems school ready here but that might just be because of the nursery/pre-school he is at here. And my daughter currently does 2 days at a nursery. We're thinking we'll live there for a few years and then return to the UK but i worry about my son being behind in terms of education when we come back because of starting school so much later in Oz. Has anyone found this? and when would he actually start school? I presume we're not entitled to any sort of funding like you get in the UK with the 15 hours. Is there the opportunity for them both to do morning child care on a few days a week? We're look at living in the suburbs around Manly which i presume we need to secure first before even looking at child care places. Thank you for any advice - feeling totally clueless and rather daunted by the prospect!
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.