Hi we have just moved to Hallett Cove from Plympton Park. Prices are reasonable at Hallett Cove compared to where we were before. Seaviews and the beach is okay for walks. Kids enjoy the beach they are aged 12 and 8.
I have a son (11) and daughter (7) and considering the Hallet Cove area.
Can anyone advise on the school fees for Hallect Cove R-12 and give any hints and tips on uniform (i.e. do they have school logo on everything or can we buy elsewhere to save a few $!). I think I read somewhere that boys do not wear taylored trousers, rather trackie bottoms, is this acceptable uniform?
Anyother insight to the area & school would be most welcome! e.g. how long does it take by train/bus to the city?
Cheers for now
we arrived in Adelaide 3.2.10 and have 4 daughters 12, 11,10 and 6. They all attend Hallett Cove R-12. We live in Sheidow Park which is right beside Hallett Cove. We really like the area. The yearly school fees are just under $300 per year per child. We bought all their uinorm from the schools uniform shop and it was a bit of an expensive day. It does have the school logo on everything. They do sell joggers too - I think they were around $21 dollars. My eldest is now very chilly with her shorts on and I shall have a look around for her - as long as they're navy blue and no stripes etc I think the school is fine about it. We really like the school and feel our girls are the happiest they've ever been. But you will look around I'm sure and make your own decisions. This site is fantastic for information and a bit of guidance!!! The city is about half an hour away. Hope that all helps you a little. Love Anna x
Hi, my daughter is in year 10 and she got her pants from big W $8,, as long as theyre navy blue it doesnt matter,, she has the polo top $35 approx and rugby top $72 from their school shop,, by train its approx 30/40 mins to the city... Hallett Cove is a lovely area in my opinion.
Hi that's a great help thank you Anna & Mayjess ! A lot cheaper than I had in mind and looks like I dont need to worry about grabbing all I can before we move!! :)
Anna, how are you all getting on in general, have you managed to find your feet!? Seems to be so much to think about I'm not sure what to do first!! Have you encountered many of the creepy crawlies as to be honest i'm not looking forward to that at all!!
Speak soon and thanks again
Hi Yvonne,we have just about found our feet now thanks! It is all pretty daunting but we got through the process of getting here, leaving family and friends, finding a school for the children, a long term rental and a job for OH!!! All sounds quite crazy when you read it one after another like that but it is all possible believe me! You just have to do each thing, one at a time or it all gets a little overwhelming! We made a list and just worked through it. When we got here we made a new list!!! I can honestly say the girls are very happy here in Australia. We're aiming for permanent residency and hopefully citizenship if they'll have us!! Then we'll see where life takes us! Finally, I've seen some huge ants, moths and one huntsman spider! Love Anna x
We tend to do things the hard way - 10 years ago I got a new job, moved house and married in the same year! So not impossible but with OH being so relaxed I worry for both of us!! :)
I have my to do list thanks to AusNZ Magazine & the Emigrate show so working my way through, like you I will prob have a list #2 by the time we move, seem to have lists for everything at the moment - didnt think baby brain would last so long, but think I'm stuck with it seeing as it's 7 years since Jennah was born!!
Glad you are enjoying it so much! Cant wait to just get all the paperwork sorted and finally be there 'living the dream' (not that its going to be a smooth ride - sunny days do help though!).
We looked around Hallet Cove when we were looking for a rental.
The area is great and affordable with a decent shopping center, the only reason we didnt go to hallet cove was cause of the beach and would have been no-good for our dogs so we moved to Christies beach instead.
Hallet has amazing seaviews and the sunsets are brilliant every night except when its raining of-course.
Dont no anything bout the schools there but does look and have a realy nice feel to the area.
Hi Yvonne, we have had our low days when missing family - I just go with them now. But the weather here is so fantastic that really is a tonic! Today is mothers day in Australia. We're going to the local beach at Hallett Cove. It's all pebbles in this one particular area we've discovered. The girls search for crabs (always let them go unharmed!) and there's a little playpark there too. I just sit on a huge rock and soak up the sun while the girls search with their bucket and spade. It's free which helps too and no parking fee! I do wish I could teleport my mum over too though!! Love Anna x
Sounds fantastic! Free is always good
We all enjoy playing in rock pools so sounds like it's just up our street :)
Re: Dogs... are they allowed on the beach/surrounding area? Why was it a particular problem for your dogs?