24 Mar 2010 12:59 AM
My husband, my two girls (age 4 and 3) are moving to Perth in August, I am looking for any advice, my husband will be working away for 15 days at a time so I will be on my own with the girls a lot. I would like to live in a quiet area with a nice community spirit and a good school (and by good I mean one which my children will be able to grow and be happy in)obviously I would like it to provide a good education but I feel thesse things go hand in hand. I do not mind if the school is state or private but I would like honest opinions of what people think of both. I would also like to enrol them in swimming lessons, is there a waiting list? How much gemerally does it cost? Thanks to anyone who replies.
26 Mar 2010 1:25 AM
|BEaconsfield. Fantastic primary school, fantastic and friendly community and near the beach. Freo swimming pool does swimming lessons too which is nearby. Beacy is a bit more expensive than lots of suburbs but it is worth the little extra a month. We are renting here while we build in South Freo and I love it!|
26 Mar 2010 1:45 AM
|I lived in Beaconsfield (Davis Park) as a child and went to Winterfold Primary. Happy days..|
26 Mar 2010 2:01 AM
|It is a really great suburb Jimboman! We are so impressed. Our boy goes to Beacy Primary and it has such a wonderful community not to mention good results on those website thingys!!!! We walk to the shops, football, hubby catches bus to train station. It is easier than Freo to get out of. And it is CHEAPER than Freo. Cant fault it! Except maybe a bit pricey at times!|
27 Mar 2010 5:49 PM
We live in kallaroo where our two girls go to spingfield school.We moved here over two years ago and love it .
Emma & Jena have made friends here and we have setteled well.
Kallaroo is a older suburb and has a friendly feel about it.The schools are very good and you can walk to everything you might want.
There is a state swim in Withitfords Shopping Center where our children went to learn to swim very good and not badly priced.
If you want any more info don`t hesitate to ask !!!
Regards Alex & Toni
02 Jul 2010 12:33 AM
|Now isn't that interesting. I took the time read through some of your previous messages (always nice to know a little about your adversary)and you note that you lived in Beaconsfield. I too lived around that area. Grigg Place Hilton Park to be exact. You never know Jimbo, perhaps we are old adversaries. Also went to St Brendans College when it was still called that. Small world eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
02 Jul 2010 12:41 AM
|Did you go the reunion that was held in March this year?|
02 Jul 2010 1:41 AM
|Bummer. Didn't know anything about it. Just to let you know, I was among the original students in the senior class. Back in the good old days of Father O'Shea. I was the one who introduced the garden hose that he chopped up to use as a strap. He had a strange sense of humour. When I left at age 14 to return to Scotland he cut a small piece off of the hose for me and presented it to me as a keep sake. probably justified because it spent more time across my hands, legs and backside than anyone else at the time. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see him before he passed away, but I did get to see Brother Francis at the get together before he returned to Ireland.|