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Forum: The Barbie
Aug 29th 2018, 10:11 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Smile Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

Hi Charlotte, our circumstances have changed a lot since my post - we have ping-ponged back to the UK (again) after a year in Sydney. We arrived back this week!

Anyway, in answer to your question...
Dec 19th 2017, 12:56 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,705
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Immigration agent worth it, or go it alone?

We did it without an agent. It was fine (albeit frustrating) but I wasn't working at the time.

Depends what kind of time, money (and patience) you have on your hands.

Best of luck.
Forum: Australia
Dec 18th 2017, 11:52 pm
Replies: 347
Views: 50,661
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Is Moving To Australia Still Worth It In 2017/18

Depends what you're looking for. Lots of money - no, it's not worth it. Lots of sunshine - hell yeah!

This article presents an interesting take on things ;-)

Why Britain's Still Great, By...
Dec 2nd 2017, 5:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,299
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Second year thoughts of a sun baked country

Excellent post.

We are ping-pongers (blame Brexit). We've just arrived back in Sydney after 5 years back in the UK and I'm sure we'll be back in Blighty again someday.

You are very right about...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 30th 2017, 6:15 am
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By Crystaltipps

BBC iPlayer - does it ask for UK address?

Hi all,

Apologies if this has already been answered, I did a quick search and found posts on this topic but none that answered my specific question.

My question is: once you've got yourself a...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 21st 2017, 1:34 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Another NSW School Dilemma (Yawn)

Thanks, good tip about shipping before you leave (providing you have somewhere else to stay).

This will be our 6th international move and 2nd one to Australia so I'm au fait with the relocation...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 21st 2017, 11:44 am
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Another NSW School Dilemma (Yawn)

Thanks for sharing your experience. I thought that might be the case :(
Will try the school again to see if they'll give specifics.
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 21st 2017, 10:06 am
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Crystaltipps

Another NSW School Dilemma (Yawn)

Me again, banging on about schools...

Does anyone know if the requirement to provide public schools with a rental agreement in order to enrol applies to all schools?

Husband now has a job and...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 7th 2017, 9:17 pm
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 7th 2017, 9:14 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

**Update**

Just got back from our reccie. Managed to get in to see a (state) school and the Headteacher was really supportive of us wanting to actually visit, rather than relying on stats and...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2017, 4:48 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

Be aware, whether you intended to or not, that you came as across as someone who has to resort to pointing out others' typos as a way of undermining them.
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2017, 12:43 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

Have no idea what you're talking about OzTennis ;) but my most recent thread might interest you...

http://britishexpats.com/forum/barbie-92/being-kind-%2Abraces-herself-taken-down-%2A-896016/
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2017, 11:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By Crystaltipps

Being Kind *braces herself to be taken down!*

This is a bit of an appeal I guess, for long-timers to go a bit easy on greener members of this online 'community'.

I've had some brilliantly helpful, constructive replies to posts and some that...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2017, 11:09 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

Hello 'OP' here!

I'm not sure how you claim to have knowledge of my career background :confused: but although I'm not currently in education, I have taught and worked in schools in both the UK and...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 26th 2017, 11:38 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

Guess it's a case of cultural differences then as individual school visits for potential parents are commonplace here. There's a big push to being (seen to be) accommodating to immigrants too.
...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 26th 2017, 11:10 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

Would love to but don't think our income will stretch to that AND a rental on the lower north shore...and any kind of life after those outgoings. Will have to see what kind of day rate/salary my...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 25th 2017, 9:02 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

Think you may have hit the nail on the head there - if they're all pretty similar then my worries are academic (no pun intended). Over here state schools can still be quite different - some schools...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 25th 2017, 7:54 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

I'm not a 'School Evaluator' but I'm a parent and the 'feel' for the school and (perhaps more importantly) the ethos and approach of the school management team is surely something any parent should...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 25th 2017, 9:32 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

Hmm, not sure I buy the safety argument. I worked in my own kids' school here and the Head was always showing parents around. They were signed in and out and never left unattended. I get that they...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 24th 2017, 9:32 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,660
Posted By Crystaltipps

Visit NSW school before enrolling - mission impossible

Hi there,

I have a bit of a catch 22 situation re NSW public schools - looking for advice.

We're coming over from the UK for a reccy in a few weeks and would like to have a look at a couple of...
Forum: Australia
Apr 11th 2017, 2:58 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Any issues getting into schools? North Sydney :)

Hi there,

We're possibly ping-ponging back to Sydney after being back in the UK for the past 5 years. When we were there before (on a 457) we wouldn't have been granted a place at my preferred...
Forum: Australia
Apr 10th 2017, 4:22 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 4,013
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: From Singapore with love...via Derby UK

"Sydney is a boring dump compared to Singapore"

Are you sure Astera?

For a family with young kids, I would say Sydney has the edge. I think my kids would find it more exciting - it's a more...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2017, 12:26 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 12,498
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: UK to Sydney - what to expect?

Bit late to this party but thought I'd add my two penneth worth!

It's quite likely that we'll be moving back to Sydney (from the UK) for the second time later this year.

We were there...
Mar 23rd 2017, 6:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,806
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Here we go again...

Thanks Guys,

Got our grant letter this week and have to enter before mid October - earlier than I was hoping but at least we can make plans now. Watch this space :-)
Mar 16th 2017, 1:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,806
Posted By Crystaltipps

Re: Here we go again...

Me again,

Almost a year to the day that I posted this and we're at the last stage of the PR process, the endless 'assessment in progress' status - yawn. Nobody could accuse Australian immigration...
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