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    Hi my name is peter and i have a daughter and my partner debbie we are planning are second visit to adelaide and we are not sure which areas we would like but we are looking at the modbury side of adelaide can anyone give us any details of surburbs within the area

    :chatterbox:

    Schools are very imoportant aswell as are daughter is 6 and i use to play professional soccer so i would like to carry on coaching(IN THE SUN):jiggy:

     

    THANKS 4 YOUR TIME

     

    peter,debbie & katie-alice

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    Hi my name is peter and i have a daughter and my partner debbie we are planning are second visit to adelaide and we are not sure which areas we would like but we are looking at the modbury side of adelaide can anyone give us any details of surburbs within the area

    :chatterbox:

    Schools are very imoportant aswell as are daughter is 6 and i use to play professional soccer so i would like to carry on coaching(IN THE SUN):jiggy:

     

    THANKS 4 YOUR TIME

     

    peter,debbie & katie-alice

    Hi Pete sorry i can't answer your question as not there yet (hope to be by august/sept though)

    We are a family of 6: myself,hubby and 4 young kids aged 3,7,8 and 10!I would be interested also to find out a few areas up north being MODBURY,PARA HILLS,HOLDEN HILL,HOPE VALLEY,PARADISE and MAWSON LAKES.Only visited the southern suburbs last June but hubby has a slim chance of a job offer up north now maybe and we don't know anything about the northern suburbs so any advise or info very much appreciated!!!

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    Hi Pete sorry i can't answer your question as not there yet (hope to be by august/sept though)

    We are a family of 6: myself,hubby and 4 young kids aged 3,7,8 and 10!I would be interested also to find out a few areas up north being MODBURY,PARA HILLS,HOLDEN HILL,HOPE VALLEY,PARADISE and MAWSON LAKES.Only visited the southern suburbs last June but hubby has a slim chance of a job offer up north now maybe and we don't know anything about the northern suburbs so any advise or info very much appreciated!!!

     

    Thanks for reply we went out to adelaide aswell last july and planning another same time i went out towards glenelg beach but i perferred towards modbury heights and nearby areas as we felt at home and parts of are family live in highbury and the bus service was easy to get to city

     

    Aswell i was just wondering what job your partner does as i am a plasterer and partner a office worker and we need to look into this when we go over next time

     

    cheers pete,debs&katie-alice

     

    whats the weather like where u r

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    Pete,

     

    Modbury is a busy area, Tea-Tree Plaza right on the doorstep, plenty of shops and so much easier to get to than the city. I live about 15 mins drive south of Modbury in Northgate.

     

    Golden Grove is near Modbury, very posh there also quite a few Brits in Golden Grove so I believe.

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    Thanks for reply we went out to adelaide aswell last july and planning another same time i went out towards glenelg beach but i perferred towards modbury heights and nearby areas as we felt at home and parts of are family live in highbury and the bus service was easy to get to city

     

    Aswell i was just wondering what job your partner does as i am a plasterer and partner a office worker and we need to look into this when we go over next time

     

    cheers pete,debs&katie-alice

     

    whats the weather like where u r

    My Hubby a Telecom Engineer and as you may have read on here there is a problem getting into Telecom work over in Adelaide!Which is concerning us a lot!He;s thinking of trying to get something else under his belt asap whilst still here in the UK as another option.Giving up a good secure job here which wouldn't be as scary if we didn't have the 4 kids to think about!I think you and your partner will be fine though!When do you plan to make the move for good.Must be a blessing having family over there already(at least you won't starve until you get a job!!)

    Weather is so bad here in UK makes you realize why life must be so nuch better in oz!If nothing else just to leave this dam miserable weather behind!

    Not sure whereabouts you are but there is a "meet up" week today 27th at Mascrat Manor Warrington.

    We've not been to one of these before as quite a few others haven't so really looking forward to it.

    Have a chat with other families also heading for Adelaide!

    Keep in touch

    Gill

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    Pete,

     

    Modbury is a busy area, Tea-Tree Plaza right on the doorstep, plenty of shops and so much easier to get to than the city. I live about 15 mins drive south of Modbury in Northgate.

     

    Golden Grove is near Modbury, very posh there also quite a few Brits in Golden Grove so I believe.

     

    Hello

     

    just wondering if northgate is a nice place to live and r the people friendly and if there r nice schools and the partner wants to no how far is the closest beach and whats it called

     

    Aswell when i visited in july i stayed in vista with family and went to the plaza a few times which was nice life seems layed back and i went to a local soccer club in parafields which had a nice family feel to it everything about the area was brilliant:jiggy:did you come from the u.k and where did you live and have you got use to the weather:wacko:

     

    thanks

    peter,debbie&katie-alice

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    Morning Pete,

     

    Being in the RAAF we don't really have much say in where we live but Northgate is nice yes, they're just extending by building a new estate http://www.elton.com.au/talknorthgatest3p1/ right opposite Woolies about 5 mins from our house.

     

    There is a super-school (R - yr 12) less than 5 mins walk from our house but my children don't go to that school because I didn't want them in the same school, I didn't want Cheyenne (7) clinging to Tori (16) I wanted Cheyenne to find her own way and her own friends so Cheyenne goes to Northgate Primary (about 5 min drive) and Tori goes to Ross Smith High School (about 10 min drive). Both schools are very multi-cultural so our girls didn't actually stick out like sore thumbs on their first day.

     

    I guess if you wanted to find a disadvantage to Northgate then it would be thats it's right over the road from Yatala Prison but we figured if someone was going to escape then they wouldn't cross the road to hideout.

     

    The nearest beach is Semaphore (sp?) it's straight along Grand Junction rd, about 15-20 mins drive depending how you catch the traffic light's. Northgate also has it's own community website http://northgate.com.au/home.php I must admit that I've not really had a good look at it yet though but I will in case I can advertise my Girl Guides on it (I'm always looking for girl and adults to join us). I only really know two of my neighbours, the family next door (white South African's) and the family over the road (military).

     

    Yes Pete we are ex-pats, Birtish born n' Bred, we've been in Oz for 3 years now but the first 2 were spent up in QLD, the weather isn't so much of a hurdle here iif you have AC but the winter's can be very cold, not so much outside but inside, aussie homes are so open plan (for summer living) that they're hard work to heat and keep warm in winter.

     

    Hope my waffling helped you a bit.

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    We lived in Modbury North for the first 18 months that we were here before moving to Salisbury Heights. I can recommend it as an area. There was a big influx of british migrants in the 70's and most of the houses in the area are older style but on bigger lots so plenty of room for the kids. Northgate and Oakden can be a bit cramped in I feel personally, you definately get more for your money

     

    Its very convenient to get around. Tea Tree Plaza only 5 minutes away and lots of doctors, dentist, opticians to choose from. There are also lots of car repair places, DIY shops, fast food, cinema etc. Over the road from the Plaza is the Centrelink Office for all your rent assistance and child benefit applications. The medicare centre is in the Plaza and there is a car registration place in the same building as the Centrelink office where you can change your car licence over and register your car. There is a State Swim centre at Modbury North for swimming lessons and Waterworld swimming centre run by the council, open seasonally Oct - Mar, 3 pools and a water slide, it costs roughly $4 to get in. I love it.

     

    There are a number of soccer clubs locally. Modbury Soccer Club is the most well known I would say, they are at Ridgehaven just by Waterworld. http://www.modburysc.org.au/

    There is also Ingle Farm http://www.inglefarmsoccerclub.com/ one at Salisbury

    http://www.salisburyintersc.asn.au/ and Tea Tree Gully http://www.ttgsoccer.com.au/home/ Parafield soccer club now seems to be East Elizabeth http://users.picknowl.com.au/~mswann/edschome.html just a selection for you, the council has an information stand in the Plaza by the Medicare office that can give you loads of information when you get here. I guess you'll need a police clearance to by a coach here.

     

    Suburbs to look at surrounding the Modbury area, Redwood Park, Tea Tree Gully, Valley View, Para Hills, Para Vista, Hope Valley, Modbury Heights and Ingle Farm.

    For Schools I would definately take a look at The Heights at Modbury Heights.

    http://www.heights.edu/school/ Its a Reception to Year 12 school on one site but in 3 separate campus. Lots of people I know send their kids there and you have the advantage of staying on one site until she leaves. It also has the only space observatory in a school in Adelaide. The other schools to check out are

    Redwood Park primary - Highly recommended http://www.redwoodpkr7.sa.edu.au/

    tea Tree Gully again good recommendation http://www.ttgps.sa.edu.au/

    Modbury West Primary, one of mine goes here and I like it, its fairly small only around 380 pupils from reception - year 7, she's starting year 7 this year wanted to stay and finish off the year even though we moved out of the catchment area http://www.modwest.sa.edu.au/

    East Para at para Hills, had loads of money invested in it and the locals really rate it

    http://www.epps.sa.edu.au/

     

    Para Vista Primary http://www.paravistacpc7.sa.edu.au/

     

    Golden Grove was mentioned in a previous post. Golden Grove, Wynn Vale & parts of Gulfview Heights are much newer suburbs, more modern houses and can be much more expensive. Prices range from the $300,000 to $1,000,000 mark. It is a very popular area with the Brits, more and more are coming this way, when we arrived over 2 1/2 years ago not many came to the north east but its becoming much more popular as the time goes on. Golden Grove Primary is a great school, lots of english kids go there,

    http://www.epps.sa.edu.au/ also have a look at Wynn Vale Primary http://www.wynnvaler7.sa.edu.au/ and Keithcott Farm http://www.keithcotps.sa.edu.au/

    Wynn Vale is slightly less expensive and so are the older parts of Gulfview Heights, the newer bit is mostly over $500,000. If you are looking at Golden Grove have a look at Greenwith as well, the school is lovely and i am looking to put my 3 year old in there when she starts http://www.greenwitps.sa.edu.au/ or for the rest of the schools in the area go on the South australian Department of Education Website http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/locs/ click on the red adelaide area and then Tea tree Gully/ north east section.

     

    I couldn't find Northgate primary only Northfield Primary, perhaps BJF can supply the link. Yatala Prison is a low risk & rehabilitation prison so you can sleep safe - no murderers etc, though it is where David Hicks the convicted terrorist from Quantanamo (sp?) Bay served out his sentence.

     

    Gill - I'd give Holden Hill a miss, housing is cheap there for a reason, its a very old suburb on the very busy North East Road, check out Dernancourt instead, its the suburb next to Holden Hill and Hope Valley is the other side, another good place to have a look at. The School at Dernancourt is good. http://www.dernancts.sa.edu.au/

     

    so i think thats all you need, if i've missed anything just ask.

     

    Jo

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    I couldn't find Northgate primary only Northfield Primary, perhaps BJF can supply the link. Yatala Prison is a low risk & rehabilitation prison so you can sleep safe - no murderers etc, though it is where David Hicks the convicted terrorist from Quantanamo (sp?) Bay served out his sentence.

     

    Jo

     

    :arghh: Sorry guys brain and fingers not working togther today, Jo you're right it is Northfield Primary school not Northgate http://www.northfldps.sa.edu.au/index.html

     

    note to self....stop multi-tasking then brain and fingers might play nicely together.

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    We lived in Modbury North for the first 18 months that we were here before moving to Salisbury Heights. I can recommend it as an area. There was a big influx of british migrants in the 70's and most of the houses in the area are older style but on bigger lots so plenty of room for the kids. Northgate and Oakden can be a bit cramped in I feel personally, you definately get more for your money

     

    Its very convenient to get around. Tea Tree Plaza only 5 minutes away and lots of doctors, dentist, opticians to choose from. There are also lots of car repair places, DIY shops, fast food, cinema etc. Over the road from the Plaza is the Centrelink Office for all your rent assistance and child benefit applications. The medicare centre is in the Plaza and there is a car registration place in the same building as the Centrelink office where you can change your car licence over and register your car. There is a State Swim centre at Modbury North for swimming lessons and Waterworld swimming centre run by the council, open seasonally Oct - Mar, 3 pools and a water slide, it costs roughly $4 to get in. I love it.

     

    There are a number of soccer clubs locally. Modbury Soccer Club is the most well known I would say, they are at Ridgehaven just by Waterworld. http://www.modburysc.org.au/

    There is also Ingle Farm http://www.inglefarmsoccerclub.com/ one at Salisbury

    http://www.salisburyintersc.asn.au/ and Tea Tree Gully http://www.ttgsoccer.com.au/home/ Parafield soccer club now seems to be East Elizabeth http://users.picknowl.com.au/~mswann/edschome.html just a selection for you, the council has an information stand in the Plaza by the Medicare office that can give you loads of information when you get here. I guess you'll need a police clearance to by a coach here.

     

    Suburbs to look at surrounding the Modbury area, Redwood Park, Tea Tree Gully, Valley View, Para Hills, Para Vista, Hope Valley, Modbury Heights and Ingle Farm.

    For Schools I would definately take a look at The Heights at Modbury Heights.

    http://www.heights.edu/school/ Its a Reception to Year 12 school on one site but in 3 separate campus. Lots of people I know send their kids there and you have the advantage of staying on one site until she leaves. It also has the only space observatory in a school in Adelaide. The other schools to check out are

    Redwood Park primary - Highly recommended http://www.redwoodpkr7.sa.edu.au/

    tea Tree Gully again good recommendation http://www.ttgps.sa.edu.au/

    Modbury West Primary, one of mine goes here and I like it, its fairly small only around 380 pupils from reception - year 7, she's starting year 7 this year wanted to stay and finish off the year even though we moved out of the catchment area http://www.modwest.sa.edu.au/

    East Para at para Hills, had loads of money invested in it and the locals really rate it

    http://www.epps.sa.edu.au/

     

    Para Vista Primary http://www.paravistacpc7.sa.edu.au/

     

    Golden Grove was mentioned in a previous post. Golden Grove, Wynn Vale & parts of Gulfview Heights are much newer suburbs, more modern houses and can be much more expensive. Prices range from the $300,000 to $1,000,000 mark. It is a very popular area with the Brits, more and more are coming this way, when we arrived over 2 1/2 years ago not many came to the north east but its becoming much more popular as the time goes on. Golden Grove Primary is a great school, lots of english kids go there,

    http://www.epps.sa.edu.au/ also have a look at Wynn Vale Primary http://www.wynnvaler7.sa.edu.au/ and Keithcott Farm http://www.keithcotps.sa.edu.au/

    Wynn Vale is slightly less expensive and so are the older parts of Gulfview Heights, the newer bit is mostly over $500,000. If you are looking at Golden Grove have a look at Greenwith as well, the school is lovely and i am looking to put my 3 year old in there when she starts http://www.greenwitps.sa.edu.au/ or for the rest of the schools in the area go on the South australian Department of Education Website http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/locs/ click on the red adelaide area and then Tea tree Gully/ north east section.

     

    I couldn't find Northgate primary only Northfield Primary, perhaps BJF can supply the link. Yatala Prison is a low risk & rehabilitation prison so you can sleep safe - no murderers etc, though it is where David Hicks the convicted terrorist from Quantanamo (sp?) Bay served out his sentence.

     

    Gill - I'd give Holden Hill a miss, housing is cheap there for a reason, its a very old suburb on the very busy North East Road, check out Dernancourt instead, its the suburb next to Holden Hill and Hope Valley is the other side, another good place to have a look at. The School at Dernancourt is good. http://www.dernancts.sa.edu.au/

     

    so i think thats all you need, if i've missed anything just ask.

     

    Jo

    Wow Jo Thanks so much for "all" your info!That must have taken you ages to type out so i really appreciate you taking the time to do so!I've made a note of everything and will put it all to great use!

    I do have written down somewhere term times compared to schools here but can i find it!No!

    Don't suppose you could help?If we are hoping to come out this August i'll be wanting to get the kids into a good school asap and get them mixing with other kids and hopefully start making new friends!If they are all happy then i'm happy(makes life so much easier).my eldest will be 11 years old this June and would have been starting High School here in the UK this Sept I presume he will still do so in Adelaide but not until the following Jan 09.My next will be 9 years old this march and she would have been starting year 5 in UK this Sept,next i have a 7 year old(not 8 until Nov)he would be starting year 3 this Sept in UK & finally i have Matthew who will be just 4 years old this August.If we stayed in the UK he would "have" to start full time mainstream school this Sept although i really don't think that he will be ready.What would he be entitled to(would he still just do kindy for a few mornings)and when would he be expected to start full time schooling?

    Cheers

    Gill

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    Hi Gill

     

    Here are the Term times from the Department of Education Website

    http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/portal/community.asp?group=matters&id=pubhols

     

    You'll be coming in half way through the school year as we did. (we arrived in June) Your Eldest who is 11 will probably go back into year 6 My eldest daughter was 11 (12 in Sept) when we arrived and went back into year 6 and completed the year. I could have pushed her into year 7 but lots of schools have mixed year groups, say a 5/6 class or a year 3/4. I thought redoing half the year would give her some confidence with the work and allow her to make some friends just in case they mixed classes at the end of the year. My middle one was 9 (10 in the Sept) and went into a 3/4 mixed class. The hardest thing for me to get round was that hey were always the eldest in the Uk being Sept birthdays and here they are amongst the youngest.

     

    Basically with all the school age kids you'll be looking at redoing the year they will be leaving in the UK. As most schools here are Reception t Year 7 they will all be on one site.

    Once you have decided which school you like, have a chat with the Principal as they are very open to moving te kids up a year dependant on their work and most kids tat come from the UK are advanced as the Curriculum there is much stricter. When we arrived Natalie was doing work in year 4 she'd been doing in year 2, I think it was something to do with telling the time but you just have to forget all that went before you and concentrate on whats happening now. "In England" is a phrase you have to put away and not use.

     

    Now Matthew will have to go back into Kindy as they don't take them to school here until they are 5. Unlike the UK where there is only 1 intake a year, the kids come to school all through the year. This means Matthew will probably only do 2 terms of Reception and then go to year 1.

     

    As the Uk there is 4 sessions of Kindy a week of 2 1/2 hours. You can either do morning or afternoons or if you are working, some Kindys do 2 whole days with a lunch break.

    you have to pay for Kindy here, its roughly $55 - $65 a Term (10 weeks). There is no Government funding but you do get discounts on Childcare depending on the family income. some are actually on the school site which makes life easier and there are others in separate locations.

     

    you can access all sorts of areas from that Education website and I think there is an area to cotact them by email, I'm sure they can help you.

     

    jo

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    Hi everyone

     

    Thanks for all of the brilliant info about the area and back here they had a british couple test trying oz which was brisbane and yr later they ended up in adelaide and it looks brilliant for my daughter we are coming over this yr so if any one wants to meet for a coffee and chat e-mail back thanks again and enjoy the weather

     

    peter,debbie&katie-alice

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    Hi, I lived in Modbury on Elwood avenue in 1968 til 1971 this is when I was 1 until I was 3 when we came back home to England. My parents can t remember what number it was but apparently it had a tin roof in those days. Wish I was still there as the uk is the pits . Apparently this was called clovercrest estate?

    Does anyone know this road? Aparently there were a lot of brits when we were there. I believe we went out on the 10.00 pound but my dad worked for speedograph in the uk who had a place out there.

    My dad died 2 years ago and ended up with a different job he was a trained mechanic and it must have been a great trade at the time because we emigrated back on a cruise ship that went round the world. Sadly we moved back because of my mum feeling homesick, but they got divorced shortly after. My dad regretted ever coming back and would talk often about his experiences. I ALSO HAVE A VIDEO FROM HIS CINE CAMER

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    Hi, yes Ellwood Avenue is still there. Its not far from where I lived in Modbury North.

     

    Most of the houses in the street still have tin roofs. In fact lots of new houses have tin roofs still because it is cheap. your comment about the Clovercrest Estate would probably be right as the Shopping Centre is called the Clovercrest and so is the pub (Clovie to the locals)

     

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    Hi, yes Ellwood Avenue is still there. Its not far from where I lived in Modbury North.

     

    Most of the houses in the street still have tin roofs. In fact lots of new houses have tin roofs still because it is cheap. your comment about the Clovercrest Estate would probably be right as the Shopping Centre is called the Clovercrest and so is the pub (Clovie to the locals)

     

    jo

    Hi, thanks for response. Any idea on prices of houses in that area? From what I understand when my mum was desperate to move back to uk we sold Elwood Avenue and did lose a lot of money and rented a house on I think Corroberie Drive until we had saved the money back that had been lost. This was something to do with at the time if you bought a new property from a developer [instead of a second hand one] and sold it early you lost a lot of money. Dad always kicked himself at the time for not buying older property, but as new folks he didn t know.

    On the old cine I have us as afamily at an old fasihoned water park and everyone pitched tents [i guess for shading]. Dad did say that everything was based outside and that was the social life. I think that a lot of incomers from England lived around us [this didn t help my mum settle as everyone spoke of English things]

    I wish that we had never moved back and so did my dad in his later life. Still, I guess thats life

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    Prices in the Modbury North area have been consistently lower than other suburbs around it. However this year prices have started to rise and I guess you'd be able to get a 3 bed for around $280,000 rising to $350,000 - $400,000 depending on which side of Modbury North you are looking and the age of the property and how much work needs doing on it.

     

    Here are a few examples

     

    http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=o&id=104571137&f=0&p=10&t=res&ty=&fmt=&header=&cc=&c=76040259&s=sa&snf=rbs&tm=1201231991

     

    http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=o&id=104520344&f=0&p=10&t=res&ty=&fmt=&header=&cc=&c=76040259&s=sa&snf=rbs&tm=1201231991

     

    http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?a=o&id=104404940&f=10&p=10&t=res&ty=&fmt=&header=&cc=&c=76040259&s=sa&snf=rbs&tm=1201231991

     

    Jo

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