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+1 on Norwood and the Eastern Suburbs. Have heard only good things about the schools over there. Yes it is a litle more expensive to live, but rent seems to be similar to other not so desirable suburbs. There are lots of smaller suburbs over that way so search them all- google maps will help to discover them out.
I spoke to a guy who owns a chocolate shop/cafe business in Burnside- (Gary Bracegirdle) and he is a retired teacher from Norwood High. He couldnt say enough good things about it and all the suburbs over that way. His shop is always full of teenagers who seem really decent kids. There are lots of good public and private options on that side of town.
Hi we arrived last December with kids the same age. We live in North Brighton and kids go to Paringa Park primary school in Somerton Park. Really good school and they are both very happy there. Paringa park is zoned so you need to be within the catchment area.
We moved to this area as I have family who attend Brighton High school and get great reviews. My son was already in 1st year of high school in Scotland before we came to Aus but started in year 7 in January so really went back a year because of age starting school. He was happy to do this and felt that it gave him a bit of time to socialise and meet people before getting down to the hard work in year 8 at high school. So he will start Brighton high school in January and we were all more than happy with the school when we went for a new student inspection in May.
My daughter is 9 and in year 3. They both do lots of sports like basketball soccer netball karate etc.
We also love living in this area as we have the beach on our doorstep and can get into the city in 20 minutes. We are renting at the moment but hopefully looking to buy very soon.
Good luck with everything
We have lived inside the Adelaide CBD area for most of our lives in Adelaide, since we grew up as back street kids in England and having tried suburban life disliked it.
So our son went to one of the city primary schools (Gilles Street primary) and it was excellent. Quite a lot of parents from the suburbs had their kids there because of working in the city. I'm not sure what the rules are.
Unley High, Blackwood High and Marryatville High all have excellent reputations if you can afford their inner suburban areas. Our son went to Pembroke. As you probably know, private schools in Adelaide are very well priced compared to British schools, although they start to get pricey in Year 12. Pembroke is great, without the emphasis on sport which other schools stress. Anyway, he got into medicine and is now a cardiac specialist, so it all worked out.
I think that you'd have to be very unlucky to run across the behavioral problems in any Adelaide state school which some British schools suffer from.
With regard to school fee's, I pay about $300 per child for primary school and just over $400 for high school
Great to get the information regarding the schools . As my son(elder) is currently in year 8, we too have planned that once we come there to again put him inot year 8 itself so that he will be able to settle in the new environemnt. By the way can u please tell me will he be able to adjust to the australian curriculam (we are from India)? another issue is Jane, we are not sure that we may be able to reach sharp by January 2013 as it may take around march. So what will be the probability of my kid getting admission into class 8 at that time in Brighton High school? and if he gets can you please tell me what will be the fee that we have to pay?
Another question is, do we have any primary school for my second kid who will go to year 3(age is 9) in the same brighton area? also what is the approximate cost of living for a family of four in this area? If you could give these details that will really great...
Thank you :)
Hi Friends..can some one please tell me how is the "Unley SA 5061" area to live, what about the primary and secondary schools in Unley and what is the amount that we need to earn per month to live in this area?
Unley High School is where Julia Gillard (the australian prime minister) went - depends whether that is a recommendation or a warning! Nice area, similar prices to somewhere like Norwood.
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