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  2. ali

    Swimming Lessons

    My children had already had swimming lessons - but if google it, i'm sure you'd find somewhere to take them. Schools will do swimming lessons, at my childrens school this used to be a set block for a couple of weeks (every day) and they would be assessed and the next grade recommended. In school holidays there are Vac swims - some of these my take place at the river for example.
  3. Last week
  4. Horsemad1976

    Swimming Lessons

    Hi All Wondered what the cost of swimming lessons or swimming club is in/around the Perth Hills area. Do you take your children to lessons within a leisure centre? Do you have a teacher come to your home? Do you go to the teachers house? Do you prefer 1:1 lessons or a group environment? Keen swimming family here in the UK so looking to engage in some form of 'normality' when we arrive. All feedback/links/suggestions gratefully received!
  5. Horsemad1976

    help required

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  10. Michelle

    Ielts

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  11. Horsemad1976

    18 months in and things going well

    Heading to the Perth Hills ourselves very soon. We're staying with my SIL for a while. We've listed previously so know the area and really like its relaxed 'small community' feel but with the city very easily accessible by train. Very excited!!
  12. ali

    what to do ?

    So sorry to hear of your families loss. xxx
  13. Horsemad1976

    what to do ?

    Sorry to hear of your sad news. Thinking of you all at this awful time. x
  14. Jen78

    what to do ?

    Hi, Sorry to hear about your FIL, thoughts go out to you and your family. I am a big believer in fate and believe that you went home for a reason and this was it, to be there for your extended family. Regarding your son, if he has just started year 10 then he would continue in year 10 here for all of the next academic year and sit his exams at the end of year 12, so he will be at no detriment if you left next year. If you are thinking of moving again before your visas run out then if I were you I would do it sooner rather than later so he can finish his education here rather than waiting for him to do his GCSEs / A levels. My eldest daughter was 14 when we moved and in year 9. Luckily she settled in straight away and has made a great group of friends but it has taken her nearly 2 years to find a hobby. She has just been in her first musical and is now planning on being in another 2. next year if she passes the auditions. Before that she would just be on her computer or I pad and admitted that she was bored but didn’t know what she wanted to do with her time. The younger daughter was 10 and in year 6 when we moved and didn’t really settle at all for the first year. She has tried a number of things, Taekwondo, modelling academy, basketball, but nothing stuck. She has finally found a youth group run by the local church that she goes to on a Friday evening and she really enjoys it. Again, that was fairly recently and has helped her to feel that she belongs. She also has a group of friends now that she’s in yr 7 but that has taken a little while to form too. I guess what I’m trying to say is that children don’t always settle and jump straight in to the new life as quickly as we would hope and it can take time to make friends and find hobbies etc. I totally get the not wanting to stuff up his education but if you moved back over next yr he would in effect have another year to prepare for the exams. You know your son though and obviously worry about how he would cope. I suppose you’ve got to consider how unhappy you all would be as a family if you left it much longer knowing how much you enjoyed the ocean and sunshine etc. I think most high schools have psychologists, if you do move back and you are worried, you could always talk to the psych to ask advice or for help on settling him in etc Hope you manage to come to a decision without to much stress. Jen x
  15. pegg

    what to do ?

    Cheers guys , will look into international baccalaureate ...... But im afraid where all abit sad today as my father-in-law passed away last night , weve had an awful time with his brain tumour but now he is at rest. So yep cheers guys i will think on , but just pulling together as a family for the time being .
  16. Kathy Mc

    Swing Dancing lessons - Free class!

    Do you hold classes any other day apart from Thursday cos I worktill 9pm
  17. Horsemad1976

    what to do ?

    It's such a hard time for them - I'd hate to be a teenager in todays times! (no internet or mobile phone popularity when I was that age!) it's s struggle to know what to do for the best. I am hoping to get both our girls into a local swimming club (they both swim here) so that they can forge friendships outside of school with likeminded children. Fingers crossed I am find a nice welcoming one & it helps them settle with a degree of continuity for them. IB is worth investigating if you are intending to stay in the UK. Our daughter goes to an EB school are IB's around our area are few & far between. Having said that she'll be heading to an IB school once we've settled in Australia. Our younger daughter (who is will be going to the local primary until there is space at the IB school - less worried about her transition to life in Australia as she's young hasn't got hormones, exams or lifelong friendships formed yet! Is there an active hobby he has expressed an interest in? I know a few children who lack confidence who have flourished studying various forms of martial arts.
  18. Hi can anyone tell me about Rockingham Beach , to live and work? I have an opportunity of a job so wondering what kind of place it is for families and if it's too far out of Perth. Also the schools in the area, both primary and high school. Thanks Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
  19. ali

    what to do ?

    Have you looked into the international baccalaureate? Don't know much about it, but may be an option as qualifications are recognised in a lot of countries for Uni.
  20. pegg

    what to do ?

    hi @Horsemad1976 , this is the thing when in oz he would be excited to hook up at weekends to talk to uk friends on his XBOX ( which did not help at all ) ...... But now hes back , he goes to school - comes back - does homework - then straight on XBOX . They never go out or socialize much ......... I think its so unhealthy mentally ! He is a bright lad and really healthy - not overweight , but he does lack confidence. He used to enjoy boxing a few years back - and he was pretty good ...... So whilst we where there i wish i had took him to the local club. He did not like the idea of the surfclub ...... However in mullaloo it was pretty overpowering ! He also loves the ocean , he can pop up on a surfboard and enjoys surfing ............... But it just comes doen to him missing his friends and family, And also now faffing up his gcse's ( if we went now ). But yes hobbies are a big factor and if we went back - thats somthing that will have to change ! he needs somthing over than that flipping xbox !!! Infact that was one major dissapointment , we thought once in Oz - that maybe kids there dont game so much ..... But man ocean reef school - all the lads again on xbox , trying to sort actual people conecting .... well it was different in my day ! lol
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  22. Hi, I’ve been in Perth for nearly 2 months and finding it hard without my close friends. I’m 23 and female looking for any girls of a similar age who fancy meeting for a coffee I’m here with my boyfriend, we are currently traveling round Australia and will be in Perth until March but looking to maybe stay long term after we are done with traveling.
  23. Horsemad1976

    what to do ?

    Sorry to hear about your FIL @pegg. Not sure what I can add since we've haven't made the 'big move' yet. We are visiting family over Christmas & there is a fair chance we won't be going home (long story but it involves a TSS & Job) anyhow, I digress. Our daughter will also be sitting her GCSE's in 2020 (Yr 10 currently) if we were staying in the UK. We are lucky, she is excited about the move though (sad to be leaving her friends) but has a small handful of Aussie friends she's kept in touch with since our last visit in 2016. Our daughter is a quiet girl but enjoys 'the great outdoors' and leads an active lifestyle here & will be embracing the warmer climate out there to continue it! Does your son have any hobbies other than gaming?
  24. pegg

    what to do ?

    This is it @ali , he would return for citizenship but he has a year and a half until gcse's .... which is so important obviously, then its A levels ! but we only have 3 years on Visa . Its just been terrible timing , it really has . we do not want to screw up his education just for us . Unless he could study english A levels in Oz ????? EEK i just dont know what to do. And whilst this is going on our daughter is getting older - shes 5 now .... so with friends and all that , it gets harder and harder. mmmmmm , sure we'll sort it ....... some how
  25. pegg

    house deposit ?

    cheers guys .... well i dont see properties rising over there or here in the Uk for a while , so yep thanks for info guys
  26. FOL

    house deposit ?

    LMI ain't that bad. 5k - 10k if I recall correctly. Craigie mainly older houses often 3x1 or 4x1. Beldon for 500k a decent 4x2 that isn't too modern/updated on decent block of land. I thought padbury was a bit more expensive than Beldon. Plenty of 4x2s there as well. When we bought in Beldon 2 years ago we sidn't think the price difference of houses in padbury were justified.
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  28. Livingthedream66

    Selling Uk property

    Hi looking for some advice or someone I could go to to get some. we are currently based in Aus and sold ou home in the Uk due to complete in 2 weeks. the question revolves around the sale and taxation. we purchased the house in 2010 and live d in it It has been sold for 15000 uk pounds less than we bought it for. we have recently spent around 10 k on it new heating system carpets etc. what do we have to do in relation to tax purposes we rang the tax office uk they said because we made a loss there’s no capital gains to pay . looking for advice on selling and the tax implications on making a loss Sorry if you have read a similar situation a few times ,thanks in advance
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