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  1. Hi, I am a uk Clin psych and moved to Perth 3 years ago. I have done the transitional programme and sat the exam. I am happy to provide moral support and can advise about the resources I found helpful for the exam. It is such a challenging system and unfortunately I too struggled to get a job because of the Medicare restrictions. It is best to pm me.
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    Springfield Or Poynter Primary school

    Hi Poynter is a lovely school, very friendly with a strong community feel. They have a farmers market every fortnight and there is quite a lot of parents involvement. Good luck with your decision!
  3. When we moved, I missed a stick blender for making soup etc for the wee ones. We managed to get camp beds on gumtree and bought a cheapish double bed from ikea, they do next day delivery, which kept us going for a while.
  4. A good thing about Perth is that there is loads to entertain little people, from parks to the beach, and it is quite easy to make friends. Good luck!
  5. Hi Glasgow, AHPRA have brought in new regulations for psychs with overseas qualifications. They do not allow you to work for Medicare whilst doing the transitional programme. I will try to pm you and explain further.
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    Cats in Western Australia

    Druid, that's mean! We brought our cat over, she is quite elderly but we are very glad she came. My big tip would be to make sure you get the rabies jabs done ASAP, as you need a lot of time after to ensure the antibodies have worked, beyond the antibodies test. Our cat has settled well, except for bad fur balls in summer (she was expecting a Scottish winter then) and a mean boy cat who harasses her through the window some evenings. He has not been approached by the ranger and a quick shot of the hose sees him off. There are adverts in the supermarkets for food to feed strays and our local pet shop has a re-homing scheme for strays, so cats are not hated in Perth. We had to get her registered with the council for $10. All the best with your moggies.
  7. Hi Lucy, hope you are settling in to life down under. Just wondered if you might know my friend Pamela? It's a long shot but she is from Scotland and said her friend with a 4 year old was moving to bunbury. If so, please send me a pm, if not, sorry if I have confused you!
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    Learning the ukuele! Great fun, been along a few times to the Friday group at hillarys. I also enjoy a bit of ornithology, I have a bird book and tick off the ones I see. Don't judge me....!
  9. Hi Jen, sorry I never saw your post before now. Perth poms usually emails to notify of messages but either they didn't this time, or I missed the email. Anyway, apologies for this late reply. We have been in duncraig for almost a year. I have 2 young children, 1 in year 2 and 1 in kindy. They go to poynter primary. It is a really nice school, lots going on and well regarded. I stay in south duncraig, there are quite a few other schools around and I think they are all ok. There is a lot to do in the area with parks, esp Carine Open Space nearby and the Percy Doyle reserve for tennis and t-ball. There are quite a few ex pats at the school, other nationalities and locals too, so a good friendly mix. Duncraig is well served with supermarkets galore, 10 minutes from the beach, and easy access to the freeway and train station at warwick. Good luck with your move!
  10. Hi there, I don't know your area very well though you might want to check out buggybuddys website for info on baby groups. It is a really good website and a good place to meet mums. Kind regards.
  11. Hi Ailey!! Hope you are well……I just saw on a thread that you live in Duncraig - we are really looking at this area - could you tell me a bit more about the area? How long have you lived there? What do you guys do for work? Do you have children? Thanks so much JP et al
  12. Hi, we live in duncraig, not too far from hillarys. We lived in apple cross for a few weeks when we first arrived and looked at a couple of houses in city beach, but decided to move further north, as for us it has more of a community / family feel. I have a few friends in hillarys and it seems a nice area, near the beach and lots of parks. Good luck!
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    Cost of childcare

    Hi I haven't used a childminder myself though lots advertise on gumtree which might give you an idea of costs.
  14. Hi another good web link is buggy buddies. They have details of groups for pregnant mums. Congratulations!
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    Poynter primary school, Duncraig

    Hi the school has a very good reputation. My son goes there and really likes it. Staff are nice, other families have been quite welcoming too.