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  3. ali

    enrollements

    Hi Yes you can enrol mid term and for most schools you have to be in the catchment - they will need proof of an address and some require you to show a lease. I'm not sure with the most popular (difficult to get into schools), what happens if you move out of the catchment (you'd probably need to check). Generally, houses are a little more expensive to rent in those catchment areas. Do bring your immunisation records for the children, you will probably be required to show them.
  4. Claire4

    enrollements

    Hi we are moving this summer with 2 kids. I have been in touch with a few schools asking the same questions you are.. they are able to enroll mid term and yes you will get a place if you are in the catchment area.. Best of luck!
  5. Brightness786

    enrollements

    Hi a quick question, if you get your house in the school catchment area will you most likely get your child at that school. Also do the schools in Perth accept children mid through an academic year? We are making our move in September, the plan is to get them enrolled and start in October after school holidays. Many thanks any comments regarding this would be greatly appreciated.
  6. pegg

    what are you doing at this moment

    so are you still in the UK now @cocolevi ???? I remeber reading your posts years ago and you seemed desperate to get to Oz
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  8. Craig

    Thinking about making the move!

    Thanks both for the replies Understand about the construction at present, looked up but haven't contacted any local people yet regarding the work. Initially been looking south Perth as far as freo! Understand the north is pretty good in the newer episodes districts. will check out the citinsinshipmthrough descent didn't realise there was something about per nets stays making a difference. the wife has her masters and is currently registered as an advanced nurse practitioner so thinking she will be fine for work.
  9. Hi, my daughters are in yrs10 and 7 at Willetton. It is a good school and they are both happy there it is very well resourced and I am pleased with the opportunities they have there. My eldest said it is much better than the high school she went to in the UK. I suppose the only downside is the prices of properties in areas with good schools. We can not afford to buy a house in Willetton, and it is an area where a lot of people rent in order to get their children into the school. There are 2 new housing estates being built here which are in the catchment area for Willetton which will push numbers up even more, not sure how this will effect resources and class numbers in the future. The higher the numbers, the more money the school receives but a large influx at the same time is bound to cause some issues. There has just been a funding cut to Rossmoyne and Willetton SHS too. If your child can enter under gifted and talented or through a specialised program for any school you don’t have to live in the catchment area, this only applies to yr7 admissions though. At the moment they are saying that you can keep your place if after a couple of years you move area but with the increasing numbers overall, they may re think this. From what I can gather, and heard, Rossmoyne strive for better academic achievement, whereas Willetton, although it did ever so slightly better in the league tables last year care more about the welfare of the students whether they be academic or not so much, there are a lot of courses for student who need to take a more vocational path. Obvioulsy I only have experience of Willetton, but have friends whose children go to Rossmoyne, and they are equally happy with that school. It depends on your child. We didn’t necessarily choose Willetton SHS, we knew the 4 or 5 areas we wanted to live in based on them having good schools, and it all got decided by what houses were avavilable to rent and the house we liked the best, and what catchment area it happened to be in was where they went! Another thing to bear in mind, if you’re thinking of this area is Harrisdale SHS, it has been open for 3 years now and is a bit further inland from Willetton but only about 20 mins away in the new development of Harrisdale and Southern River. The principle and deputy principle are the prevous principle and deputy from Rossmoyne SHS from the years when Rossmoyne was doing much better then Willetton. My colleague went to a parents info meeting for next yr 7 and was very impressed. If you have a look at the website and research the accolades that the deputy and priciple af amassed between them, its quite an impressive read. So much so we could consider moving our youngest there if we decide to move. I have no info or knowledge anout Shenton College. I hope this helps. Jen
  10. All good reputations, but I note they're ones that are very academic. Having 2 children who are chalk and cheese I would say that sometimes you need to look and get a feel for a school and if the atmosphere would be right for your child and meet all their needs.
  11. All are highly sought after High Schools and you have to live in the catchment area for your child to attend. https://www.det.wa.edu.au/schoolsonline/home.do This is the link for the Department of Education's school information page. I suggest you have a look at this to help you.
  12. verystormy

    Thinking about making the move!

    You will need to investigate if your children have citizenship. This will depend on what the status of your parents had when you were born. Your wife will need a partner visa, these are generally fairly simple to do, but do take some preparation. I am assuming your wife holds a degree in nursing?
  13. Please guide which senior high school to choose amongst Shenton, Rossmoyn or Willeton. My son will be starting year 7 in Feb 2019. What are the plus and minuses for all three. thanks
  14. ali

    Thinking about making the move!

    Can only speak for nursing in that there aren't as many jobs being advertised as there was previously, but there is a lot of agency work and Nurse West is probably one of the biggest providers for casual staff. Your wife will need to register with AHPRA http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Process/Overseas-Practitioners.aspx Your children will probably be able to get citizenship by decent, but your wife will have to apply for a partner visa (if memory serves). Public education is free but you pay for books/contributions to school and in High School pay towards some subjects e.g. for my son in year 12 last year my school fees were over $1,000 when they all added up. Areas, are very subjective what suits one doesn't suit another. I would say that where your wife will be working will be important rather than you e.g. it's no good living in Rockingham if your wife is working in Joondalup as the commute would be an exceptionally long one. My husband works between Yanchep and Dunsborough with a head office in Malaga - we live somewhere in the middle lol ... but we chose the area so that I was only about 30 mins from home as I was working shifts. Salaries are generally higher, but the cost of living is also higher in general. Perth can be an expensive place to live/eat out etc, but having said that, we've always managed to have savings here and haven't struggled - you just cut your cloth depending on your outgoings. There is a thread about construction - I've heard on the radio that things are picking up economically again generally albeit slowly, so it doesn't sound like it's all doom and gloom, but again, jobs might not be as available as they once were yet.
  15. Craig

    Thinking about making the move!

    Hi all, Thinking about making the move to Australia. i was born there but never actually remembered it as was so young when my parents brought me back. As such luckily have my citizinship I work in construction and wife is a nurse, so interested to know what the current work situation is? Money compared to uk seemed to be twice what we can earn in the Uk. So help would be good to understand. We have three children so to understand the cost of education is also important. last but not least the area that we live is important, looking for family friendly areas with access to good schools. thanks in advance Craig
  16. My old next door neighbour in Kallaroo was a brickie ..... But times got hard and wages got lower and lower , to the point wages where equivelent to £70 a day - shocking! Anyhow he just asked around , he knew the trade and got onto ceiling boarding as apparantly not many guys like doing it...... but he was making good money. So yep like Ai said knock on doors or consider other aspects of the building trade. best of luck
  17. ow3n636

    Looking to meet people

    Hey Andy, im 28 too been here for around 4 years now, know the feeling of first arriving. Where are you located? Im happy to meet up, im in the city.
  18. pegg

    Scarborough face lift

    brill !!! Scabs is one of those places where when we first arrived i really couldnt get on with it .... yet by the time we left - we loved the place ! especially when we watched a mum and calf right whales swim by ..... just good memories .
  19. Door knocking is the only thing that I can think of - sorry you're having difficulty in getting a job.
  20. Thank you for accepting me into this social group. I am in the country for 3 months and struggling to get any job . I am in MANDURAH 70 Kms from Perth WA. I have applied almost every job that I came across including those that are not electricial. I am a qualified electrician with more than 13 years of experience but I am struggling to get even an interview for an electrical trade assistant job. I have done some tickets that I think are useful but it doesn't seem to help. I have my provisional electricial lisense, working on heights, confined space, elevated working platform, white card, Rio Inductions. Before I move to another state, is there anyone there who can help me with ideas to get it done this side. My family is this side as well. Thank you. Out of ideas now.
  21. phil

    Scarborough face lift

    There's still quite a lot of fenced-off area between the skate park and the swimming pool. But the whale playground, skate park and pool are all open. The surf club and function room building look nearly done too. Outside Dome is still a favourite for bikers to sit and ridiculously rev their unnecessarily-noisy machines though. It'll be lovely when it's all done.
  22. Can't vouch for Belson without being subjective It's an ideal location for us. Unless we have 2M to spend, then I can think of some better peoperties/locations
  23. FOL

    Scarborough face lift

    Can't complain @pegg That said, it's just material. I am not too attached to that
  24. Andy1989

    Looking to meet people

    Hi everyone I am new to the Perth area and I am so far finding it hard to settle in / enjoy my time here as I am spending most of my spare time on my own I am 28 any help would be very much appreciated
  25. pegg

    ALKIMOS - YANCHEP ?

    yes , think im just going to have a bit of an explore ....... We still like the area of Kallaroo , Beldon etc so we will see
  26. pegg

    Scarborough face lift

    pool at home @FOL ......living the dream
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  28. Hi , For applying this visa , filled out forms must be posted to Perth . So I want to know : 1. Sending copy of form is OK or we must send ( post ) the origin form ? ( I mean can we send scanned form to AU and there it printed and posted ? ) 2. Same question is about translated documents . Is it OK to send the pictures ? Best,
  29. Hello everyone , For a contributing visa for parent , which is better ? 143 or 173 ? And why ? Do you have any experience ?
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