Maybe..but houses are so sprawled out. The kids needed to be transported everywhere.
Originally Posted by kerfumph
We visited 3 schools...the principals of 2 of them recommended we did not place our children at their school,as, according to them, we would be viewed as outsiders and our children would struggle socially!
We were very lucky and got them in a school with a good reputation with excellent NAPLAN results. My eldest loved it. However my youngest..who I thought was an average year one (I've been a year one teacher for nearly 20 years in the uk) was deemed as special needs!!! The kids made fun of him and told him to bog off back to the uk..he was distraught!!! Year ones were reading at level 30 plus and were spelling words like sympathetic etc...way beyond the level I would expect!
We loved Stirling..such a lovely townie feeling..but for us it was too much in the middle of nowhere.
We live in Stirling, no kids so can't speak about schools (sorry), but yes been here nearly 2 years & its always a few degrees cooler & it rains, then it drizzles then it rains again. Summer can be scary when you hear the sirens from the CFS causes sometimes you just know you can smell something.
The main street is good & Stirling hotel is the place to be along with a few good cafes but they only open Wed to Saturday.
All in all we enjoy living here it takes 20 mins to get to work in the morning we both work in CBD, but you do get sick of the rain, but you take the good with the not so good & to us the good out weighs them all.
Apparently the locals call Crafers a soup bowl. In winter when the mist, dew and fog descends..it stays there for months.
We live in Nairne and while it rains quite a bit it's generally less here than around Piccadilly Valley. Still, it's rained everywhere in and around Adelaide for the last six months or so ...