Arwen

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  1. Emigrating with a 16 year old

    Should add to that excellent info is that they don't have to stay till year 12. They can leave at the end of year 10 if they go to TAFE (college) or have some sort of full time job/apprenticeship.
  2. First Christmas in Oz what to do?

    I don't suppose you had your container delivered today? If you did then you are in the same street as me!!
  3. At a turning point - Not sure what the future holds

    Your experience is certainly the same as mine in times of trouble. Wishing you and yours all the very best.
  4. Construction industry

    Oil and gas is picking up, can't speak for other industries.
  5. Daughters education

    Depends when her birthday is as to what year she goes in to. My daughter is also 15 and goes in to year 10 this year 2018. Year 11 here would be born between 1st July 2001 and 30th June 2002, Year 10 in 2018 would be 1st July 2002 and 30th June 2003. Ali has given you good information with regards course structure for 11/12. However, entry to the subjects is usually granted based on performance in year 10 so I would say doing the exams in the UK won't do your daughter any harm. Does she know what she wants to do? Does she want to go down a Uni path or more of a vocational/work path?
  6. First Christmas in Oz what to do?

    I live in Connolly and if you need any help or info just message. My kids both went to Connolly and I used to work there and volunteer in the canteen and ran the uniform shop for a number of years. It's a lovely school with fantastic staff and families. You have picked a great suburb to live in. Have a great Christmas.
  7. Where is he at school and what are his interests?
  8. Car Insurance

    After 12 years here I have recently shifted from Commonwealth for home and Allianz for car and taken out policies with RAC. Have had 1 contents claim and the price and process has been second to none. Would thoroughly recommend.
  9. Emigrating next year with 15 yr old

    She would start year 10 here in WA in Feb 2018.
  10. Carine Senior High

    I have no first hand experience of the school but a couple of friends had kids through Carine SHS and were very happy.
  11. We have finally arrived!

    I am also in Connolly, if you need to know anything local just message me. Been here 12 years so I am quite familiar with the area.
  12. What's for dinner tonight?

    Roast Chicken for us on Sunday too. Will use the left over carcass today to make thai soup with chicken meatballs and rice noodles. My 15 year old daughter's favourite meal I make.
  13. What's for dinner tonight?

    Bacon and spring veg risotto. Nice and quick as I am on lates this week and didn't get home till 7.15.
  14. What's for dinner tonight?

    I am also living from freezer and pantry so tonight was chicken and pistachio korma with rice and parathas. Really tasty and just warming up required.
  15. Electrician Required

    Would thoroughly recommend Acura Electrical. On time, clean and tidy, good workmanship, polite and reasonably priced. Best tradie I have used in 12 years of living here. http://www.acuraelectrical.com.au/
  16. How safe is kinross ?

    the one in Hilton is more than just a break in and has quite rightly been reported. I think you are just making stuff up now. either that or you live in some really crappy suburb!! Scaremongering at it's best!! One of our windows was broken accidentally last year and it cost $130 to replace the glass.
  17. Junior Hockey Team wanted

    Joondalup Lakers and Whitfords Hockey are the 2 main ones in this area.
  18. Chicken pox 4 days before we are due to fly!!!

    It's a while ago but an airline refused to let me fly with my 4 year old who was recovering from Chickenpox. It's worth making sure before you travel that you have the appropriate medical clearance.
  19. How safe is kinross ?

    Perth currently has the population equivalent to that of Greater Manchester and Leeds combined. People need to realise that we are a very large city and crime is obviously going to reflect that. Come on people, some perspective is required.
  20. How safe is kinross ?

    I've lived here 12 years so I don't need telling anything. I am aware crime/drugs happens and I am not comparing to the UK. Where in my post did I mention the UK. As usual it's you that seems to mention any comparison with the UK!
  21. How safe is kinross ?

    I swear I sometimes think I live in a different Perth to other people. Yes there is crime but seriously it's not that bad.
  22. Quinns Baptist College

    I don't have any personal experience of the school but have a couple of friends who have been very happy with the school.
  23. BEACH OR BUSH??

    Personally I would stick closer to Joondalup and echo Druid's thoughts. As the parent of teenagers they would be mortified if I moved them to Alkimos. Nothing there, have to travel to anything and I would spend my entire life being a taxi driver, more than I do already!! When we moved I didn't want to be any further north than Burns Beach road or any further East than Wanneroo Rd.
  24. It's a high socioeconomic area and as usual in these areas the schools are normally good. I have no direct experience but from an education point of view I would imagine you would have no issues.
  25. Peter Carney vs Trendy College

    I can't comment on the schools specifically but my daughter goes to an Anglican school and I would highly recommend ACS network generally.