Jump to content
Thinking of moving to the Dandenong Ranges
4 replies to this topic
Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:22 PM
We are thinking of moving to the Dandenong Ranges. I know the area well, I was born in Monbulk and have family in Upwey. I've seen some fantastic blocks of land so we can build our dream home.
We are looking at Kallista. Can anyone tell me about the local primary schools/kinda and facilitles etc in the area? DH will be traveling to the city each day. He starts at 7am. Where we currently live it takes him 45-60 minutes to get in to the CBD but coming home can take up to 2 hours! He finish at 3.30pm. What's the travel period like at this time of day? Which is the best way to go?
The more I think about it, the more I want to do it!
Any info you can share, I'd be happy to hear it!
Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:17 PM
I don't live in the area but I have heard very good things about The Patch primary school both from someone who works there and another totally separate person whose children go there.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:51 PM
My husband is a proud graduate of Kallista Primary! My husband says it was an idyllic upbringing (access to Melbourne but all of the beauty and peace of a small town with gorgeous natural resources).
Beautiful area. He still has some very good family friends in the area, and my MIL was a school teacher in The Patch. I'll see if I can get any current input for you.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:09 PM
There are an abundance of fabulous Primary Schools up here, and as most of us have to drive to our closest P.S. it doesn't matter which one of them you choose. Just go for the one that feels right for you and your child.
My DH drives to 3124 each day for work. He leaves at 5am and it only takes 30-35 mins to get there. It is around 45 to 55 mins to get home depending on whether he leaves at 4pm or 4.30pm. Not sure if the 3.30pm drive home would be worse with all the school traffic though??!! I know DH says that if he leaves early sometimes it actually takes him longer to get home....
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
As most parents know, finding time for sex post-kids is one of life's not-so-little challenges.
Kids birthday parties sound fun in the abstract but the reality is they often end up an introverts worst nightmare – forced social interaction in the name of good parenting.
A 92-year-old Canadian woman has become a great-great-great grandmother this week after the family welcomed a baby boy.
Simply put the pram brake on, set the wheels on top of the Pramrolla, plug it in and off they go ... or so they think.
Pop superstar Beyonce on Thursday released a slew of photos of herself posing pregnant and nude.
A Singaporean mum of two has spoken about her humiliation at the hands of German airport security guards who ordered her to prove she could breastfeed.
Child-proofing tips that will ensure your home remains a safe haven for curious toddlers and babies on the move.
When the couple conceived their first human child they came under enormous pressure to give up their dogs.
A bereaved mother has spoken about her decision to take her daughter's body home to spend time as a family before her funeral.
A note posted by a US daycare facility has urged parents to get off their phone when collecting their children:
We've all been there – you need to hold the baby, but you also need to eat.
Nameberry has crunched the numbers, predicting which monikers will see a rise in 2017.
Five years ago firefighter Marc Hadden took an emergency call that changed his life.
A British safety blogger has shared a graphic photo of the damage a seatbelt can do in a car accident in a bid to persuade more parents to use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible with their kids.
Now that's a good way to start the new year.
It's such a neat idea for those living in high density apartment blocks where children may struggle to get enough physical activity.
The lightweight and compact Bugaboo Bee has been on the scene for a decade now.
It is okay to be worried, nervous, anxious, in love and happy all at the same time.
Top 5 Articles
There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)
There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)
Free ticket offer