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Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2008, 10:30 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 31,103
Posted By mary1967

Re: good schools in perth area

I'm calm, but I've have decided BE isn't for me. I've already asked Sue to delete my profile.
Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2008, 10:19 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 31,103
Posted By mary1967

Re: good schools in perth area

I didn't say you weren't polite, you were very nice,
<<snip>>
But you're quite right, it is a public forum, so fair comment, i guess it's a lesson to everyone on here and certainly a lesson to me....
Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2008, 8:55 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 31,103
Posted By mary1967

Re: good schools in perth area

<<snip>>

As for what's wrong with the school, what's right with it???? Your daughter may like the school, but i guess any teenager would love going to school in hotpants and wearing...
Dec 4th 2008, 9:44 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

I asked for help regarding benefit entitlement:

"I was wondering whether anyone could give me advise about what i could claim when i get back if i can't find work? Does being out of the country...
Dec 4th 2008, 9:36 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

Thanks for you concern Cricket and no, my mind is made up. My flights are booked and the kids start school/college on the 5th January.

I've always put my kids first and will continue to do so -...
Dec 4th 2008, 9:18 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

No justification required, i'm going back, i didn't ask anyone whether they thought i should or not.





PMSL.......
Dec 4th 2008, 8:53 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

I don't mind at all - i wonder how many other people posted other such rubbish before they'd experienced it themselves? I was talking utter crap, but i was fed utter crap, which i only found out...
Forum: Australia
Dec 4th 2008, 12:44 am
Replies: 106
Views: 31,103
Posted By mary1967

Re: good schools in perth area

Fortunately i found out what it was like quite quickly and moved them - i'm now paying for a similar standard of education that i had free in the UK, but not for long:thumbsup:
Dec 4th 2008, 12:33 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

Thanks for all the positive comments and advise, i really do appreciate it, it's certainly given me something to think about.

We've been married over 20 years, have 2 beautiful children and...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2008, 9:53 am
Replies: 106
Views: 31,103
Posted By mary1967

Re: good schools in perth area

I'll certainly name and shame - Warnbro High School.

Took my daughters out after 2 weeks and got them into Maranatha Christian College - it's similar to their UK state school only smaller, but...
Dec 3rd 2008, 9:42 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

Fortunately , Sal, i don't give a toss what you think............................
Dec 3rd 2008, 9:38 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

Thanks Sans. My OH had a good talk to the girls today and he's now admitted that i'm doing the right thing taking them back:thumbsup:

My brother in law rang me today while my OH was out, i...
Dec 3rd 2008, 9:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By mary1967

Re: Teenager returning to do GCSE's - help?!

No idea what happens after being out of the UK for 3 years.:unsure: You're probably best ringing the local education department that the school falls under and then once you know what you can and...
Dec 3rd 2008, 9:12 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

I didn't apply for a TFN number cause i wasn't working, didn't realise i could still have one until the money was in the bank! :o

Why would i need a letter? Who would stop me taking them,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2008, 2:01 am
Replies: 106
Views: 31,103
Posted By mary1967

Re: good schools in perth area

In my short experience of being in Perth, i would say the only way to get any school similar to a good UK state school is to go private. We came over and placed our kids in the local state school,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2008, 1:52 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,880
Posted By mary1967

Re: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I don't think so, but if it does happen, then it's just the costs of 3 flights back, as my OH is staying in Oz.



Our marriage was good before we came here, the only problem is that i want to...
Dec 3rd 2008, 1:10 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By mary1967

Re: Teenager returning to do GCSE's - help?!

I think that's a good idea. Email the school you're thinking of sending him to and ask.

I've been told by my 16 year old's school that they'll let her start their 6th form college in January...
Dec 3rd 2008, 1:00 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

Thanks for all of your messages, i really appreciate you taking the time to write.

My kids are 16 and 13, which is why i've decided to go back sooner than later. I've been in touch with my...
Dec 2nd 2008, 4:44 am
Replies: 108
Views: 10,923
Posted By mary1967

40 days and we're going back, help required!

Well, i wish i'd found this forum before i left the UK, but i was so engrossed in actually getting to Oz that the immigration forum became my second home.

Anyway, that was then, this is...
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2008, 4:12 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,880
Posted By mary1967

Re: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I know exactly how you feel - it's a horrible feeling when your kids are so unhappy.

To cut along story short, we came over here in October and within 2 weeks i knew we'd made a massive mistake. ...
Nov 13th 2008, 11:59 pm
Replies: 569
Views: 23,401
Posted By mary1967

Re: Sept 07 - March 08 applicants check in thread

We're still job hunting as well Nige - things are slowing down here because of the current global climate and Christmas:mad:

Just joined your facebook:thumbsup: - where's your photo:sneaky:

...
Nov 11th 2008, 11:49 pm
Replies: 569
Views: 23,401
Posted By mary1967

Re: Sept 07 - March 08 applicants check in thread

Thanks Lou:)




Hi Nic, well we finally booked the internet yesterday, we've been told we should get it by the end of the month:eek:

On a positive note, my cousin in Adelaide said that from...
Forum: Australia
Nov 11th 2008, 1:28 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,014
Posted By mary1967

Re: Complete change of plan!!

Maybe it's a bit too soon to comment, we've only been here 2 weeks, but i'm gonna do it anyway!!! Don't forget, this is my experience and we've not been here long.

In the Uk we both had good...
Nov 11th 2008, 12:46 am
Replies: 569
Views: 23,401
Posted By mary1967

Re: Sept 07 - March 08 applicants check in thread

Thank you Ash:wub:




:rofl::rofl: Have you seen the prices over here??????



Feeling a bit better Niamh - kids are still heartbroken, my eldest spent 2 hours crying on Sunday night -...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 2nd 2008, 11:58 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 7,603
Posted By mary1967

Re: Parents pulling kids out of private schools

Within days of landing in Oz i had my two kids enrolled in the local State school - OMG - what a major mistake!!! My kids both went to 'good' state schools in the UK and when i look at what they've...
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