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Forum: Australia
Dec 6th 2011, 12:27 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,689
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Commuting from North Ryde

[There are no restaurants or bars, or anything beyond the Vegas style North Ryde RSL, which is pretty dire.

There are a number of smaller local restaurants on Coxs Road (Thai, Chinese, Japanese,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 6th 2011, 12:23 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,689
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Commuting from North Ryde

I have happily lived in North Ryde area for the past 5 years. All the local primaries are good schools and have good reputations.

You will get something OK for $500 but going up to $600/650pw...
Feb 22nd 2011, 3:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Katherined0

Re: 457 Granted . . . What next?

http://www.medibank.com.au/Client/StaticPages/VCHome.aspx

This company do health insurance for overseas visitors.
Forum: Australia
May 29th 2010, 10:26 am
Replies: 41
Views: 11,089
Posted By Katherined0

Re: What could happen if I "forget" to lodge my tax returns ?

Why dont you just fill one in with the details on your tax summary sheet. Very easy to do and you may even get a rebate!

Mine was lodged late and was told that it was unlikely you would be fined...
Forum: Australia
Apr 19th 2010, 3:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Katherined0

Re: schooling on a 457? to pay for?

In NSW you pay $4500 per child per year. This is paid in advance. We have 2 children and pay in twice yearly installments but needed to get special permission from the dept of education to do so.
Forum: Australia
Mar 1st 2010, 5:11 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Primary schooling fees???

We pay 4.5K per year on a 457 visa in NSW. But know this is different in different states....
Forum: Australia
Feb 27th 2010, 9:20 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By Katherined0

Re: The removalists are coming, how do I prepare?

We were advised (by someone on here) to put labels on the doors of the rooms so that the labels on the boxes will make sense to you when the stuff arrives. eg. Study (as opposed to Bed 4)

Also...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2010, 6:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Schooling with support for children with Special Educational Needs

It's extremely difficult to comment without more detail of your child's specific needs...

However, as a primary teacher I would be far more confident that a child with SEN who had an IEP in the UK...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 15th 2010, 6:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Cheap flights to the UK

thanks for the tip! Will look into it... Presumably this would mean collecting luggage and going through immigration!
Forum: Australia
Feb 15th 2010, 6:09 am
Replies: 433
Views: 126,324
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Renewal of UK Passports in OZ.

Our post office runs an appointment system too. I prefered that as I could make the appointment around my other commitments (and yes I work too!) and then managed to jump the queue and was seen bang...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 14th 2010, 11:52 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Cheap flights to the UK

Have you flown with them pumpkin blossom? What was the experience like?
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 14th 2010, 11:51 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Cheap flights to the UK

Sorry Hino...

that price is for the four of us: 2 adults and 2 children.... Not each. And it's just basic economy.... !


Thanks all for taking the time to reply. Will check out those ideas and...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 13th 2010, 7:34 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By Katherined0

Cheap flights to the UK

Can anyone recommend any web sites or travel agents in the sydney area to help me find the best flight price back to the UK.

I need to go in July and because of school holidays I have no...
Forum: Australia
Feb 13th 2010, 7:30 am
Replies: 433
Views: 126,324
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Renewal of UK Passports in OZ.

If anyone is interested in current processing times...

We sent my daughter's passport renewal off on the Monday and got in back last Thursday which was 3 weeks and 3 days after our appointment at...
Forum: Australia
Jan 23rd 2010, 1:14 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Lonely homesick single mum in sydney

Hi Taylor25

Sorry to hear you're having a rough time of it...

I am not going to be much help to you as I work everyday but I have been in your position and live in the Ryde area. Ryde libraries...
Forum: Australia
Nov 2nd 2009, 7:07 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Sydney FTC / Newcomers Melbourne Cup Day Meets

Thanks for the offer Bindy. Unfortunately I wont make it tomorrow. But have fun!

Katherine
Forum: Australia
Nov 1st 2009, 2:28 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Updating UK Driving Licence

That's what we did...

The other thing to note is that the new photocard licence has to be renewed after 10 years. Obviously information is sent to the address... I personally wouldnt want that...
Forum: Australia
Oct 30th 2009, 9:39 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Updating UK Driving Licence

I always understood it was an offence to hold a UK driving licence without a valid address on it. We have kept our licences but have moved our address to our parents' so that we are at least...
Forum: Australia
Oct 24th 2009, 7:35 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Sydney FTC / Newcomers Melbourne Cup Day Meets

What about one of the garden centres? Eden Gardens or Flower Power... surely they're not doing Melbourne Cup stuff....
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2009, 9:30 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,424
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Factor 50

Try and get the cancer council products (available at Big W etc as well as the cancer council shops) Their ultra/ultimate products (30+) are great....

They wont sell 30+ in australia as they...
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2009, 7:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,790
Posted By Katherined0

Re: AQIS vs M&S Christmas Pudding - Who will win?

Another vote for the xmas pudding!

Great idea. I'm going to get my mum to bring one over for me!

You have just made my xmas :thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2009, 9:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,238
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Any non christians / catholics working in church schools?

Thanks for the Karma! :thumbup:

Looking for work is such a nightmare.....
Fingers crossed something comes up for you soon! :fingerscrossed:
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2009, 12:58 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,238
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Any non christians / catholics working in church schools?

I'm not meaning to be picky but it's not just about 'upholding' the values of the school' it's about convincing the interviewing panel about the fact that you see the benefits of a christian...
Forum: Australia
Sep 5th 2009, 11:27 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,238
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Any non christians / catholics working in church schools?

I am working in an anglican school in the Junior Department and although I was brought up within the anglican community I am no longer a praciticing christian.
I used my ex- headteacher (church of...
Forum: Australia
Sep 4th 2009, 9:37 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,899
Posted By Katherined0

Re: Moving to Sydney

Lane Cove is lovely. And you would be going against the flow of traffic from Lane Cove to North Ryde.
Dont dismiss the suburbs around your husbands work. We live in North Ryde and find it to be a...
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