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My family and I are looking at moving to Twmba later this year was hoping someone could recommend a local primary school for my daughter in grade 3, Private or Public. Also which areas are the best to live in with children, I also have a 2 year old. Thanks in advance
I used to live in Toowoomba (moved down the range!!)
With schools it all depends on where you are moving to in Toowoomba and if you want a school close-by. There are so many great schools its hard to pick.
It really depends on what you want. Eg: religion, small/large school, class sizes, facilities.
If you make a short list of what you want in a school, then I will try my best to help :thumbsup:
Here's some to start with.........
The Glennie School is fantastic..It is private and the most expensive girls school in toowoomba.
Our Lady of Lords is excellent..it is a catholic school (I think...my mind just hit a blank) my friends step daughter started there this year and I have heard nothing but Great things from there!
Rangeville and Highfields are public schools that rates highly among parents I know as well.
Hope that helps a little!!
Hi and thanks for your reply!
I'm not too fussed either way on the religion aspect but I would really like a small school where the parents get involved. Maybe with a school bus or do they all have those on small towns?
She's at a great public school at the moment that specialises in philosphy and environmental eduaction so I'm reluctant to move her as I'm very happy there but my husband has a chance to get work in Toowoomba with great pay so we may just move for a year or so.
You might want to have a look at Gabbinbar - it's an independent primary school in Middle Ridge which could be similar to where your daughter is now. Middle Ridge is also a nice area for kids, lots of families :)
I recently moved away for Twba, but grew up just outside at Crows Nest, went to school in Twba then moved to Highfields.
How much are you olooking at spending in terms of private? What interests do your kids have? Alot of the primary private schools lead into secondary and they all have very differnet advantages and strengths.
PM if you want to chat and I'll give you my number, all my family are still up on the range so I'm often up there!
I second Highfields , ;) they are a very parent involved school , an is rated one of the tops along the side of Private schools here ;) its about a 10-15 min from the north side of toowoomba thou ;)
Best sides in My option is Middle ridge , glenvale ,some of the darling heights/ drayton area , ,. they can be a bit more pricey , so depends on what u want to pay for rent , Doubt u will find anything under 250 a wk at high fields thou :(
Good luck with hunting
I can highly recommend Darling Heights School! It is a fantastic school! Really encourages parent imput and involvement...and heaps of parents do! The principle is a very nice and genuine person and everyone is very friendly and easy to talk too! They have a number of family days at the school where there is loads of family activities and food, in an effort to get families closer together and spend plenty of time together!
Also Darling Heights is a great area too and not too pricey either! We have just purchased our first home (and we are only 1 income family) in Darling Heights and we got it cheaper then most others in Toowoomba and in a great area and a really great house! Needs TLC...only paintwork and tidy-up of gardens but that's all!
I love the area cause it has a lot of families, close to the schools and close to shopping centres and parks!
Banks warned us not to buy in the northern part of Toowoomba , Wilsonton and Drayton...as they don't tend to rise well in worth. I have found after living here for about 8 yrs that some parts of Harristown are good (the areas near Westridge), Centenary Heights isn't too bad, Middle Ridge is good although very pricey, Glenvale is a lovely area and has a good school too! Some areas of Newtown aren't too bad, Kearney Springs is nice as well and Rangeville is good too, and also has a good school.
All the best with moving and all the rest!
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