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Guys, anyone has an idea on how to find good public schools for kids. Different ranking sites show different results for the same school.

How rigorously is the catchment criteria implemented by the schools when giving admissions??

What documents are requested by schools for admission?


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If you are after a high school, an accurate indicator is to see how the high school graduates ranked in terms of ATAR.

Yes schools are very strict in terms of catchment areas. At some schools,you can include your child on a waiting list, but popular schools will already have a long waiting list.

Usually they ask for child's birt certificate, identification, phone/ electricity or gas bill in your name and a lease agreement or proof of ownership of your home.
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Hi Guys,

We are moving to Sydney/Melbourne in March 2017.

Looking for some info on Shifting goods. We planning to carry clothes and bare essentials for daily use. Our luggage would be approx 120 kgs ( as of what it looks like now). Most flights are giving 30-35kgs. What is the best way to transport the rest of the luggage?
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If you are after a high school, an accurate indicator is to see how the high school graduates ranked in terms of ATAR.

Yes schools are very strict in terms of catchment areas. At some schools,you can include your child on a waiting list, but popular schools will already have a long waiting list.

Usually they ask for child's birt certificate, identification, phone/ electricity or gas bill in your name and a lease agreement or proof of ownership of your home.
I would like to add vaccination certificate / log which is also needed.

Catchment area is very strict criteria, I would suggest you look for a rental property based on the school you want your kid to go too.

Would you have a 100 point document / list for renting a house?
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Subscribing to the post.. we completed our initial entry last month. Now in process of deciding when the permanent move will be so following the forum to learn from your experiences.

Thank you everyone for all your insights.
Can you please help me with the list of things to be done just to complete Initial entry to keep the PR active? One of my friend is travelling next week and there are advises to register in centerlink etc..

Any pointers will be highly appreciated!
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I would like to add vaccination certificate / log which is also needed.



Catchment area is very strict criteria, I would suggest you look for a rental property based on the school you want your kid to go too.



Would you have a 100 point document / list for renting a house?


Thanks for sharing this.

Whats the 100 point checklist. I am not aware of it.


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If you are after a high school, an accurate indicator is to see how the high school graduates ranked in terms of ATAR.



Yes schools are very strict in terms of catchment areas. At some schools,you can include your child on a waiting list, but popular schools will already have a long waiting list.



Usually they ask for child's birt certificate, identification, phone/ electricity or gas bill in your name and a lease agreement or proof of ownership of your home.


So if I rebt a house according to the school catchment and then get to know that there is a waitlist, then where so i send my kids to!


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Thanks for sharing this.

Whats the 100 point checklist. I am not aware of it.


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You will need to provide documents / proof like passport etc.. which makes up 100 points before you can apply for renting a house. I've added some links below which details the documents that is needed.

Rental Application Forms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_point_check

I would suggest that talk to the school before renting a house in the preferable area and then proceed with the renting process.

Are you planning to rent a house as soon as you land? I would suggest move into a furnished apartment for few months and once you have established based move to an un-furnished based on your convenience.

Academic year starts by end of January here.
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Just submitted account opening application online for ANZ bank. Took less than 10 mins. Account will open in 2 days. Then need to verify ID and collect ATM Card from their branch upon arrival. Can transfer money to the account before arrival

This is the easiest process i have seen of all countries
I believe that is how bank's work here.

Though my account was open in couple of hours, I had to submit my id proof before the account was activated (without which no transactions were possible). It would be wise for you to cross check if account will be activated before submitting / verifying your ID proof in person.
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You will need to provide documents / proof like passport etc.. which makes up 100 points before you can apply for renting a house. I've added some links below which details the documents that is needed.



Rental Application Forms

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_point_check



I would suggest that talk to the school before renting a house in the preferable area and then proceed with the renting process.



Are you planning to rent a house as soon as you land? I would suggest move into a furnished apartment for few months and once you have established based move to an un-furnished based on your convenience.



Academic year starts by end of January here.


Thanks for sharing this.

I am planning to move end Feb and currently plan to directly rent, so that kids can start going to school immediately. I read on this forum somewhere that schools ask for 12 months lease for new students to ensure that people are actually moving and not just using it for admissions.


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Thanks for sharing this.

I am planning to move end Feb and currently plan to directly rent, so that kids can start going to school immediately. I read on this forum somewhere that schools ask for 12 months lease for new students to ensure that people are actually moving and not just using it for admissions.


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If so please ensure you have the documents ready for 100 points before you start looking for rent, plan accordingly.

We just submitted 6 months of lease for getting my kid enrolled. Not sure if any school has such requirements, but we must be submitting all these to the NSW education dept rather than the school.
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