Hi to all
Been signposted to this Adelaide Forum from PIO by Tyke (Thank you Tyke!)
Very new to forums, so please bear with us until we learn the ropes.
We seem to have been on a roller coaster this year and with the announcement in Sept wasn't sure if we were going to make it. :( But then the OH did his usual daily check on the visa tracking site and we had been approved Think a slight OCD problem was developing with the checking of the site.
All of our research is going to have to be on the internet, books and what we can pick up from fantastic sites like this as we aren't able to go over for a recce.
We've already started looking at areas and have a few frontrunners already but if anyone can advise re distant researching the schools that would be really appreciated. We've checked out the links from the SA Gov site but there doesn't seem to be much info on there about the individual schools, unless of course I have missed it as I'm normally looking at the sites at some silly o'clock time.
2 of the kids want to be near the beach and the other wants more rural.
Our timeframe: 2 adults, 3 children (11,10,8)
Vettasses Dec 08
Applied for SA SS Apr 09 received Jun 09
IELTS Jun 09
Visa Applied for Jul 09
C Officer appointed Aug 09
Meds/PC Sep 09
Visa Granted Dec 09 :)
Aiming to move at the end of the UK school year(if we can sell the house ).
Hi and welcome to PIA. We have found it really useful both whilst we were waiting to come over and since we have been here. We have two children aged 9 and 7, and we live in Hallett Cove and love it here. Both our children go to the R-12 school and have settled really well despite my initial fears of the size of the school (both came from relatively small village school) and everyone has been very welcoming.
Hope all goes well with your plans.
Welcome to PIA. Still new to the site myself but all are kind when silly questions asked, normally by me. Regarding distances, some kind person directed me to the RAA website. I have found it really useful as it gives distances and travel time. We also will be unable to go on a recce so by sharing your experiences will definately help us
Thanks for your reply.
Originally Posted by RJECSAUNDERS
We live in a village in Herefordshire and the two youngest go to our local village primary. The oldest started High School in Sept so we are hoping to find somewhere for them to get used to school life with lots of clubs and activities.
Hallet Cove has always appealed to us from the research we have done. How long does it take to get into the CBD from where you are?
Thanks for your good wishes.
Originally Posted by Andrew Family
Thanks for your message and the signpost to the website.
How are your plans coming along?
Ya made it!
Welcome to a very friendly and helpful forum :):):)
Lots of great people who will share their experiences with you - and support you in those moments of doubt.
Have a good rummage around the older posts,this site is becoming a huge mine of information on the move to South Australia.
Originally Posted by JHN5
By car we can make it in around 35/40 minutes. There is a train station in Hallett Cove(well 2 actually) that go into the city. Only used it once on a day out with the children but was good.
Originally Posted by Tyke
Thanks for the signpost. I'm sure PIA will be really useful for us. :)
Welcome to the forum....its a great place with some colourful characters.
Lots of wealth of knowledge between all of us...ask away for any info....
Chill out, kick back and enjoy
Hi and thanks for the welcome!
Originally Posted by HEAPS GOOD !!!
House going on the market next week. Hopefully the snow would have melted by then! OH got laptop hunch last night looking at all the Oz property sites and was uploading his CV to all the job sites he could find.
We're having the "when shall we book the flights debate" Validation date seems along way off but it will creep up on us.