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    Default How far would you travel...

    To keep your child at the same school?

    Long story short, we moved to the sunshine coast and I really don't like it. DH doesn't really either and we are talking about moving back to Brisbane. I don't want to change DD to have to go to another unfamiliar school so I want to put her back in her old school. The catch is we don't want to move back to that area as it is too expensive when we are trying to save for our own home. I have found a few housing options but they are about 20 mins away, maybe 30 in school traffic. Do you think it is unreasonable to travel this distance to put DD back in her old school? It's either that or stay where we are because I just don't want DD to have to start over again.

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    sorry the coast isn't foe you I don't have kids but personally around 15 mins would be my tops !! although I do know kids from my work who live 20 mins plus away
    I guess its a personal preference ! if it really isn't going to bother you go with it maybe time driving it at school time and see how bad it is

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    I done 1 hr each way.

    We currently do 30 mins each way

    Just adding that with in 5 km from my house their are 15 familes that go to our school. There is no bus service so we all do that drive everyday.
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    Thanks lovely ladies for replying!

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    I spent the first half of this year driving DS to a kinder that was half an hour away. It was only one day a week but it was a pain and I was so glad when we pulled him out. I hate using that much petrol up but if I stayed near the kinder for the 5 hours I would end up spending money on lunch and other stuff so either way it was expensive for me.

    So, my rule is DS will only go to local schools. Next year his kinder is 10 minutes walk away and the local primary school is about the same.

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    Id go about 20-30mins (each way) if I had to. I changed school alot as a kid at the time it was the worst thing ever...obviously looking back, it wasnt so bad. Still, I will be trying really hard to keep DS at the same school.
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    I drive my eldest half an hour each way to get him to school. So two hours a day

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    I would travel if i had to. Put it this way i'd rather spend an hour traveling each day to have my kids in a great school vs 10 mins travel each day to a cr2p school.

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    I think that distance is acceptable.. It's the same amount many spend walking/biking to school from a closer location..

    30 minutes is well worth continuing education with a school you know and trust.

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    20-30 minutes is fine. It is a pain having to drive every school day, but it is quite doable.

    I've driven up to two hours before each way to allow my children to finish the term in the same school before moving to a different school, and I dont advise that. It resulted in me driving them to school, then spending the day in the vicinity of their school, then driving them home again. It did mean however that I was available to the school for a lot of parent helper activities.

    My two eldest stayed at their same high school after we moved when it takes them 90 mins by public transport each way. Occasionally I would drive them, at 45 minutes each way. I think that is pretty much my limit of a feasible travelling distance long-term.


 

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