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    Hi there,
    My husband and I will be moving to Newcastle soon and need some advice on schools. We are moving from Brisbane and my daughter will be going into Grade 1 and my twin boys will be going to preschool. We are looking for good schools and happy to move somewhere near them so open to any suburb locations. My husband will be based in Broadmeadow - and is happy to drive up to 20 minutes to work. Would really appreciate your tips - happy to consider any school - public, Catholic and private.
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    It will depend on where you end up living I guess - you will find if you choose to go for public education you will need to enrol in your zoned school. Most schools in Newcastle are at/over capacity, so they won't take out of area applications.

    I have only visited one Catholic primary, which was St Columbas at Adamstown, and it seems like a lovely little school.

    Is it important to live close to your DH's work? If so, I'd recommend Adamstown/Adamstown Heights, Kotara, Merewether/Merewether Heights, some areas of Hamilton, New Lambton. Broadmeadow probably has some decent streets too, but it is close to a huge stadium and has some industrial areas.

    As for preschool, the Uniting Care preschool in Adamstown Heights is great (though very popular - apply sooner rather than later).

    Let me know if you have any questions

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