Hi rioters. We are moving to Canberra shortly for work. I will be working in Bruce and my hubby will be in the Parliamentary Triangle.
We are planning to live near my work – somewhere like Bruce, Kaleen or Aranda. My main concern is to find a school for my eldest (starts Kindergarten next year) and childcare for my youngest (2 years old). I have read lots of old posts on this topic on the RiotAct (very useful, thanks everyone) and I am also aware of the Priority Placement Areas. My plan is to try to find a school that suits us and then rent accordingly.
Schools that I have heard of are Kaleen PS, Maribrynong PS, Aranda PS and Macquarie PS. I have toured one, will tour two more, and one won’t let me have a look until we are already living in the area (??). Does anyone have any personal experience with any of these schools? My kids are more likely to be academic than sporty, if you know what I mean. Or are there other schools you would recommend (private could be okay but we are not on any waiting lists)? Also, any personal experiences with childcare centres near Bruce or near Parliament would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for helping out a newbie.