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    My limit is 30km's from south west melb to where ever. That could take me 20min or 1.5 hours depending on traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    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.
    ^^^ this

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    I'm doing nearly an hour each way, which comes to almost 4 hours of driving every day. It's pretty draining I have to say. I am looking at moving at the end of the year so I am closer to the school.

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    I wouldn't want to travel that far for my children. I did it as a kid, both my parents working and had to catch 2 buses and a train to school that was only 4 suburbs away. It was about half an hour drive. I hated not having any school friends close to home. I hated that I was getting home a lot later than all the kids in my neighbourhood. These might be stupid reasons to some people, but I worry about these things and I only want to send my child to the school in the next suburb, not even 5 minutes away.

    I think if the suburb you are moving to is a nice suburb, there's no harm in trying the school there, especially if it is where you are going to buy in the future. Go and visit the school and see what it's like.

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    I used to go an hour each way when i was at school. The school was only really about 15mins away but it was terrible traffic.

    I recon 20-30 mins is okay if you love the school!

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    My parents used to travel an hour to an hour and a half depending on taffic to take me to school every morning and every afternoon.

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    My children go to daycare / kindy about 30 minutes away (in traffic) but it's 5 - 10 minutes away from where I work. I am now in the process of having to make the final decision about where DS will to go to school next year. The local school which is 5 minutes away will be great for me on the 2 days I don't work and I'm home but if I send him to a school which is much closer to work (and DD's kindy) and much more convenient on the 3 days I'm working for pick ups and drop offs, then 2 days per week I'll be driving 20 - 30 minutes.

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    There's some great food for thought here. I really don't want to change schools again given that I went to 6 different primary schools when I was a kid. I want stability for my children so if we move back I will either make the commute or look for a closer house.

    Thanks everyone

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    20 to 30 mins depending on traffic as it's a great school, and have found it to be working out fine

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    i do 20 mins each way...i like the school and it is worth it to me to keep him there. In about 5 years we plan on moving closer.


 

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