Guest cunnah10

Hi Guys Back on after a week away with kids!Exhausted now!

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    Hi Gang

     

    Thanks for all the lovely messages after those dreaded medicals went so well!I was so nervous!Really thought we wouldn't pass with my BP and Matthew's injury!But unless the bloods come back "positive"then we should be nearly there!Just the final stage to wait for the "visa"!!!!!

     

    Can't believe we have got this far!Seems to have taken for ever but then again i did pull out remember!

     

    I can't wait to be there now though!Just wish we could sell the dam house!Don't really want to rent it out(but may have no choice)want to just start again completely fresh with no ties left here!

     

    What can you guys tell me about PORT NOARLUNGA SOUTH???????????????

     

    Had quote to ship everything out and now can't decide do we just start a fresh and not bother!

    How many say take everything with you against how many say leave it behind and start again?

     

    Just dropped house yet another £15,000 so fingers crossed that may do the trick!

    Bargain at the price we have it up for now!Willing to drop a lot less still but there has to be a cut off point where you can't just give a dam good house away for next to nothing!

     

    We will be comimg out with hardly any cash the way it's going with the housing market being so bad and the dam exchange rate so low!

     

    But that's life!No guarantees with anything!It's what we make it!

     

    We are still hoping to get August /September

     

    I want to get the 3 older kids into school(7,9 and 11) and hopefully my youngest into kindy as soon as possible!They need to interact with other kids,make friends and get into lots of activities asap!Happy kids make happy mum and dad(how true is that)

     

    I know the kids in OZ have their long summer hols December and January but if we get our kids into school before October will they just have maybe one week half term i'm thinking before breaking up for the summer holidays?I'm hoping for them to get a good feel of a new school life in OZ before finishing for the hols!

    My youngest will be 4 in August (still very much a "baby" in lots of ways though)will i be able to get him straight into kindy a few mornings as it would do him the world of good!If we stayed in the UK he would have to start Full Time School this coming September!He just isn't ready at all!He wouldn't cope well!

    If i can get him into Kindy can i actually leave him there without me each morning so that he has to become more independant without mum 24/7 or do they like mums to stay with them at age 4?

     

    Gill

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    Nope you are expected to kiss n drop when they are at kindy. That will give you about 2 1/2 hours to cram in as much child free life as you can.

     

    When I came to Australia as a child it was October and I didn't start school until November....had 3 weeks until the summer holidays. By this time I had already made some friends so it was ok.

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    Nope you are expected to kiss n drop when they are at kindy. That will give you about 2 1/2 hours to cram in as much child free life as you can.

     

    When I came to Australia as a child it was October and I didn't start school until November....had 3 weeks until the summer holidays. By this time I had already made some friends so it was ok.

    Sounds good to me "kiss and drop"!!!

    Roll on kindy!!

     

    Thanks for reply!

     

    Gill

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    Guest Django

    Hi Gill,

     

    We are in a very similar position house wise and will come out with next to nothing. We are also looking to move to a same area as you too. Perhaps we will have our cardboard box near yours. :biglaugh:

     

    Pete

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    Guest cunnah10
    Hi Gill,

     

    We are in a very similar position house wise and will come out with next to nothing. We are also looking to move to a same area as you too. Perhaps we will have our cardboard box near yours. :biglaugh:

     

    Pete

    Hi Pete

     

    You know what it's like then the scary,wobbly feelings!

    All in search of hopefully a better future!

     

    Very hard to give up security here but at least we won't live with regrets hey!

     

    Hey you can be our cardboard box neighbour no probs!

     

    Thinking of teaching the kids some tricks before we go to help fill our begging caps!!

     

    Gill

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    Guest Trakki

    Gee thanks Rachel at least we will be dry in our box!!! Kids like camping so that's a bonus!! ;)

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    Guest cunnah10
    I'll shout you both some tarps to put over your cardboard boxes to stop them going soggy when it rains.

    That is so thoughtful rachel thanks so much for thinking of us!!

     

    Hey no joking it may come to that yet!!!!

     

    Gill

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    Guest salisbury massive

    Hi Gill

     

    Here is the link to the term dates for SA. We have 2 weeks off in October and then its a full term until they finish for christmas. Plenty of time to fit in and make friends. It doesn't take the kids long.

     

    Here is a nice link for Port Noarlunga South http://www.domain.com.au/Public/suburbprofile.aspx?mode=research&searchTerm=Port%20Noarlunga%20South#mapanchor Good demographics for the area.

     

    some real estate prices http://www.domain.com.au/real-estate/Port%20Noarlunga%20South/16.html found this on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Noarlunga,_South_Australia

     

    I think this is the primary school http://www.portnoarps.sa.edu.au/

    Kindy http://www.friedakgn.sa.edu.au/

     

    Found this on Poms in Oz Forum http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/south-australia/30308-port-noarlunga-adelaide.html

     

    The only downside is its a long drive to my house so you can give me my map back. ha ha

     

    Jo

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    Guest salisbury massive

    I don't know why i've posted twice - must be having a moment,

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    Guest cunnah10
    Hi Gill

     

    Here is the link to the term dates for SA. We have 2 weeks off in October and then its a full term until they finish for christmas. Plenty of time to fit in and make friends. It doesn't take the kids long.

     

    Here is a nice link for Port Noarlunga South http://www.domain.com.au/Public/suburbprofile.aspx?mode=research&searchTerm=Port%20Noarlunga%20South#mapanchor Good demographics for the area.

     

    some real estate prices http://www.domain.com.au/real-estate/Port%20Noarlunga%20South/16.html found this on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Noarlunga,_South_Australia

     

    I think this is the primary school http://www.portnoarps.sa.edu.au/

    Kindy http://www.friedakgn.sa.edu.au/

     

    Found this on Poms in Oz Forum http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/south-australia/30308-port-noarlunga-adelaide.html

     

    The only downside is its a long drive to my house so you can give me my map back. ha ha

     

    Jo

    Hi Jo thanks for the info and links(and the very much appreciated map!!!!)

    Take care

     

    Gill

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    Hi Gill,

     

    We are in a very similar position house wise and will come out with next to nothing. We are also looking to move to a same area as you too. Perhaps we will have our cardboard box near yours. :biglaugh:

     

    Pete

     

    You really make me laugh!!!!!! Port N. South seems to be top of my list at the moment!

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    Guest graandjac

    :)Well we are in Noarlungs downs just up the river from Port Noarlunga and Port Noarlunga south , and so far we love the area ,its not talked about much on the forums which suits us , its close to Colonades for every shop you could need and there are some good primary schools ( if you need them) the beach is fab and most days we go for a walk down by the river where it meets the sea , i dont think we will ever tire with this fantastic spot . Cheers Graham

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    :)Well we are in Noarlungs downs just up the river from Port Noarlunga and Port Noarlunga south , and so far we love the area ,its not talked about much on the forums which suits us , its close to Colonades for every shop you could need and there are some good primary schools ( if you need them) the beach is fab and most days we go for a walk down by the river where it meets the sea , i dont think we will ever tire with this fantastic spot . Cheers Graham

    Hi Graham

     

    Glad you are all happy and seem to have settled quickly!

    I wish we were at that stage ourselves!

     

    Hey we will be quite near to you if we rent (as we hope)in Port Noralunga South!

     

    Already checked out the schools on internet!

     

    Think Seaford Primary looks promising for my 4 kids but also been told to check out Moana Primary! too!

     

    Have you got your kids into school yet?if so have they settled easily?

     

    Bye For Now

     

    Gill

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