Jump to content
Wanted to Say Hi to All The lovely People there !
3 replies to this topic
Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:47 PM
I am shifting to Canberra on 27 March 2013 with my husband and 6 years old boy.
I would appreciate if you all guide me for the schools and the suburbs ...We are looking for homes in Kaleen and Turner area as the public schools there are the best as per the Govt. website http://bettereducation.com.au/school/Prima...ool_rating.aspx . Please correct me if I am wrong.
I know Kaleen suburb is a family friendly area...bt m nt sure about Turner...plz suggest me whoch suburb and which school will be best...my little one is very shy and hesitant and might take ages to open up ...bt otherwise he has been always good in his class and won several prizes in school...
Your valuable advice will be appreciated...might have another couple of questions 2 ask..
Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:58 PM
A few quick questions that will help decide schools (and therefore locations).
What ages are your kids (like lower/upper primary), about to hit HS, HS or College (yr 11 & 12). At the moment I am assuming Primary.
Are you planning on moving in a few years, or staying there for 10 or 20? The right college is more important than PS, especially with the ACT senior program, so if you are not moving, look ahead.
Do you want to go into the private system? Waiting lists are long, so do that first if you want to.
Do any of your kids have specialist needs, such as disabilities, gifted, drama, languages or sport?
Kaleen is a lovely area, and there is a family GP there with open books (a rarity in Canberra). It feeds into Kaleen HS (and Gininderra College). Turner is an older neighborhood, and has an older demographic, so more retirement aged and less kids than the younger suburbs. It is also more expensive than other areas due to the proximity to the city. Turner PS is a feeder for Lyneham HS (and therefore Narrabundah College), which are both excellent government schools.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:29 PM
Thanks 4 d reply
My little one is approx 6 years...he will go to primary school i guess...he will be 6 yrs on 1 st June 2013...
We plan to stay in Australia as long as possible ...
We r searching homes in Kaleen and Turner area...bt nt finding any good one in Kaleen ...my hubby might not stay with us for the time being so don wan a big house..
And Turner area ...m bit confused about it...
When we went to Canberra first time...we saw the Public Library in Gungahlin ...do they have such libraries in every suburb ?
Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:51 AM
This is a few months old now so you have probably found your home. I live in Kaleen and my children attend Kaleen Primary. Just to clarify Elizabethany's response Lyneham High feeds to Dickson College not Narrabundah.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Women shoulder the time-intensive and routine tasks - and they're also more likely to do the least enjoyable tasks like scrubbing the toilets versus washing the car.
Does giving children food as a reward turn them into emotional eaters?
Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.
Pregnancy announcement videos have become so popular they're becoming businesses all their own, with YouTube compilations, Pinterest pages and morning television segments.
It's an idea that makes some people feel excited, while others shudder at the increased difficulty.
A terrifying car crash that left Danni Bett lying in hospital in a neck-brace wasn't enough to stop her from breastfeeding.
A Welsh couple have realised their newborn has a striking resemblance to a certain celebrity chef.
An adorable toddler and his toy truck in a photo series that'll melt your heart.
I want my children to grow up and know it's okay to feel strong emotion and to display it. Vulnerability and imperfection do not equal weakness.
For your own husband's parents not to come to your wedding is an utter embarrassment.
A teenage boy has undergone surgery to remove a foetus, complete with hair, legs, hands and genitals, removed from his stomach.
Even one-year-olds can be very exploratory, experimental and creative.
The short and long term consequences of controlled crying are under the spotlight with new Australian research suggesting no harm results from the practice.
If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.
Three-year-old Henry died in February this year, just a few hours after falling ill.
A Saudi man has been arrested after shooting the male obstetrician who delievered his baby because he was unhappy the doctor had seen his wife naked.
First, baby Zyla tried her trick on cushy, beige carpet.
How often have you been told "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep"? But does it work?
She might be a Hollywood superstar, but the gorgeous Anne Hathaway feels just as self-conscious as other new mums trying to get back in shape after having a baby.
In a moving 3000-word Facebook post, Dan Majesky has shared a painful journey of infertility, with a big surprise at the end.
Facebook has come under fire after banning an ad featuring Tess Holliday, a plus-sized model, wearing a bikini.
It was a moment filled with joy but tinged with sadness.
Top 5 Articles
Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.
A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.
Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago
To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.
Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.
All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.
Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.
Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.
What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.
From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.
Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.
Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.
After children, 'me time' looks a little different.
A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.
It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time
Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.