oh good to hear, thanks. What school doe your kids go to.
Hi we are in Hallett Cove I have 2 boys aged 8 and 5 both at Hallett Cove East school and love it - we have been here only 3 months but boys setlled really well here and we have met and made some great friends here!!
H Cove has some fantastic sea views and is a really prett area it has a new shopping centre , beach has great rockpools and not far to nearest sandy beaches!!
We like it.
Good luck with your move and shout we can help in anyway or fancy cuppa when you arrive.
Thanks Becki, might just do that.
Originally Posted by Farrows
Can i take u up on ur offer for help and a cuppa (only drink coffee). I have only been here a few months, and would love to met some new friends..I'm sure u are busy with lots of coffee mornings, but pls give me a shout nx time...Thanks
Becki - your coffee mornings are becoming legendary...... ;) XXX
Seriously though; we bought in Hallett Cove. We liked it from afar when we were still in grey old England and we spent a LOT of time driving around many areas (both north and south of the city) on our reccie trip and when we finally arrived, but we still liked this the best. It's ideally located for both of us for work - about a 25 minute drive for me and a little bit less for Ben.
It's a lovely suburb - close to the (albeit rocky) beach, with good sea views and some really nice houses, and well connected by public transport to the city (two train stations and countless buses....). The shopping centre is close by and has all the basics, though you do need to go a bit further out for anything special. And the sandy beaches of Seacliff and Noarlunga are just a short drive away......
My little one is in daycare at the moment, so I can't comment on the schools, but there are several people on here with kids at most of them, so I'm sure you'd be able to get more detail from them.
But do keep an open mind; there are plenty of dissenters on here - it doesn't suit everyone! - and the only way that you're going to know for certain is by having a look at a load of the suburbs for yourself - try not to make up your mind until you get here!!
Jamie's a bit too little to be a playmate for your kids, but if you need anything when you get here, don't hesitate to shout.... :)
Good luck with the rest of the plans,
Last edited by ben&sharon; 20-12-2009 at 10:05 AM.
Just recently moved to Sheidow. Which schools do you recommend as I haven't got a clue being new to the area. Thanks.
hi jule we are moving into hallett cove could u advise us on schools.
Gina and Alan
It's great, just make sure you point your house away from the DeSal plant so as not to spoil the view.
Full of us bloody poms too.
Originally Posted by Gina & Alan
There are 3 primary schools in Hallett Cove - Hallett Cove East, Hallett Cove South and the R-12.
I can only comment on the R-12 as that is where our two children go. Both settled really well at the school. Quite different to the UK but I think that applies to all schools. It is a big school as it covers reception through to year 12, but the primary school is sort of a school within a school. There is a good out of hours school care facility and everyone I have come into contact with has been very friendly and helpful. Good mix of children, and class sizes are relatively small - our two are in classes of 20 and 21 children compared to 32 in the UK.
All schools will welcome you on a tour around so you can get a feel for what is right for you.
Hope everything goes well for you, and feel free to get in touch if I can be of any help.
I've lived in Hallett Cove for 3 years and feel very at home here. We live in a nice, quiet street, have sea views and big enough plot for a pool, veggie patch and chucks!!
Apparently its "Little Britain" here but being the only pom on this end of the street I wouldn't know anything about that. ;)