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Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2013, 5:09 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,649
Posted By caronandrod

Re: What do you think is better/worse about teaching in Oz vs UK?

Positions available in teaching very much depend on where you want to teach. As others have said, if you are prepared to teach in more rural areas then your skills would be in greater demand. I moved...
Jan 24th 2013, 4:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Are secondary teachers in demand?

check out http://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/
Jan 24th 2013, 4:34 am
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Are secondary teachers in demand?

Secondary teachers are definitely on the skills shortage list and Maths is always a shortage area. First thing to do is to get you qualifications assessed. You will need to provide a lot of...
Jan 21st 2013, 10:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By caronandrod

2nd WHV

Hi all, I have a nephew (aged 25) who is currently in Brisbane on a WHV. He is keen to do his regional work to obtain the second WHV asap. What areas of QLD are classed as regional? Does anyone have...
Jan 21st 2013, 7:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By caronandrod

Re: MOVING TO OZ

Focus on your skills in special ed as that is definitely on the skills shortage list but you will need to have at least 12 months post qualification experience if you want to apply for a GSM visa....
Jan 20th 2013, 8:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Aussie citizens after 5 years :)

The key with a teaching job is to get your foot in the door as a casual teacher, secure a temporary block of work and then work bloody hard to prove they cannot function without you lol
Jan 19th 2013, 5:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Citizenship questions

We applied at the end of August 2012, did our tests early in October and had the ceremony on 23 Novemeber if that helps :)
Jan 17th 2013, 12:55 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,637
Posted By caronandrod

Re: How hard is the citizenship test?

Congratulations - we took our tests in October and became citizens on 23rd November so the wait isn't too long - well done (ps we both got 100% too - easy peasy) lol
Jan 12th 2013, 4:28 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Aussie citizens after 5 years :)

Everyone is entitle to their own opinion but I get really cranky with the number of people who are constantly complaining about everything in Australia - it gives all of us Brits a bad name as...
Jan 10th 2013, 9:11 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By caronandrod

Aussie citizens after 5 years :)

I've been reading many posts and seeing a number of people feeling unsettled with the decision to move to Oz. All I can say is give it time. We (me and second hubby) moved here in October 2007 with...
Jan 6th 2013, 7:43 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,898
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Wow how stressful!!!! Family of 5

Hi naomilondon,
Just to let you know that states differ on school requirements. As a teacher in NSW (primary) students are not required to provide any stationary, we have a teaching assistant in...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 6th 2013, 2:43 am
Replies: 64
Views: 3,319
Posted By caronandrod

Re: City Versus Regional living

It really depends on what you want from life. We live very rural (a country town of 800 people) on 10 acres, about 4 hours west of Sydney. I love very minute of it, no traffic (nearest traffic lights...
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2013, 8:04 am
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Rural NSW

Not near u but rural NSW covers a huge area. If you think you're rural in Moree then we are in the back end of nowhere in Rylstone (800 people) lol (love it tho)
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 5th 2013, 12:06 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,051
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Waah, I don't wanna go

What are you going to do if your daughter changes her mind again after a few years. I live in rural NSW with my hubby. Oldest daughter is here, other two are int he UK with their dad (all adults)....
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 3rd 2013, 6:07 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Parenting opinions please!

As soon as my kids were working, whether part time/full time etc we had a rule in the house - 20% income into the house as board/keep, 20% into their savings account and the remaining 60% was theirs...
Forum: Australia
Dec 23rd 2012, 10:18 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By caronandrod

Re: regional NSW

October it is then lol Keep me posted :) Merry Christmas :)
Forum: Australia
Dec 23rd 2012, 10:17 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By caronandrod

Re: regional NSW

Merry Christmas to you - let me know when you move towards Dubbo and maybe we can arrange a catch up :)
Caron and Rod
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 19th 2012, 8:13 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 6,167
Posted By caronandrod

Re: The things Australia does best

All you negative folk out there, try living in a rural area! Wouldn't swap it for the world - everything the first comment said and more :))))
By the way, our loal bakery has pies to die for...
Forum: Australia
Dec 17th 2012, 7:26 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By caronandrod

Re: regional NSW

70 views and not a single reply - I guess we must be the only people who live in the country. Ah well, I will say hello to the 'roos.
Merry Christmas everyone and good luck in whatever you are...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 13th 2012, 7:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By caronandrod

Re: After 8 years - It is finally happening

Good luck to you. I have a similar story in a way. I came out here with my hubby Rod (second husband) five years ago in October 2007. Two of my kids by my first marriage (daughter then aged 18 and...
Dec 12th 2012, 8:04 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,898
Posted By caronandrod

Re: Wow how stressful!!!! Family of 5

Best of luck to you all. I agree with the post about stopping comparing dollars and pounds. It took us a while to do that too. It might seem at the moment like everything is hugely expensive but...
Forum: Australia
Dec 9th 2012, 7:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By caronandrod

regional NSW

Hi all,
Does anyone live in regional NSW. I see many 'meet ups' for people on the coast or in city areas but not in the country. I have been here for 5 years and live in a gorgeous part of NSW,...
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