your experiences traveling aroundaustralia with kids
Hello,we are leaving at the end of july for a trip around aust with our 10yr old daughter & would like to hear from anyone who is currently traveling & schooling there child/children as they travel & how they go about it.
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Posted By james atkinson on 27th April 2010
Updated : 20th November 2010 | Words : 42 | Views : 2778 | Comments : 4
We are so close to taking off on our dream trip around Australia with our two children aged 6 and 4, just waiting for harvest to be over then we are out of here :-))
We did ALOT of research before we brought our van ( coromal lifestyle family van with bunks ).. comfort and safety were our main priorities. Yes a camper van is lighter and easier to tow, but the canvas walls were a major turn off for us, I have heard of some horrible stories of people kniffing the sides, snakes, mosquitoes, and not to mention dampness. I would rather my children nice and warm in there proper beds each night safe and sound.
As for Schooling, I am home schooling mine. Im in W.A, each state has different laws so check with your education department. Im using S.I.D.E ( schooling for isolated and distance education ) Its government ran and seems very ideal. Just waiting on my interveiw with them in a few weeks to get all our books etc.
Just thought I would also let you know that you as a parent doing home schooling is entitled to payments for doing so through centerlink. I had no idea about this until I was browsing the net.
Hopefully harvest will be finished here by the start of Jan, so we will be doing the south coast to perth in feb, then flying to exmouth, then back to perth to start our trip heading up north first :-))
We have plenty of work lined up which is fantastic, are you guys planning on working as well??
Hope some of this info helps you out !
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Posted By Onechance on Saturday 20th November 2010 @ 19:58:08
First of all I thought I would comment on how fantastic it is that you have decided to travel Australia... best experience you will ever have! My husband & I took our three daughters away for 18 months. For the entire trip I home schooled them. There teachers gave me alot of work to give them & at a young age... you are able to explain it better. Now they are in high school & I don't have a clue about the stuff they ask me!
Just a bit of advice... I would get a campervan! Especially with kids, they love it more!
I hire from this great company... I would gladly pass on there details if you were interested.
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Posted By Kathy on Thursday 17th June 2010 @ 11:56:56
Hi, This is the first time I've ever blogged but my husband and I decided today that this time next year we would love to travelaround Australia in 6 to 7 months with our 3 kids. We don't Know were to start. Whats the best way to home school the kids. What type of caravan? Which way around Australia should be go to avoid wet season etc. We would love to hear from anyone doing the same.
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Posted By Amanda on Sunday 30th May 2010 @ 10:41:07
Hi , We are in Perenjori WA , travelling Australia but on hold to trying to earn before going north. Wedont have kids here now but years ago was in Britain travelling with our 2 youngest.
For maths we played double rummy , they had to add their scores up when they lost ! They wrote essays on places they had been for English etc, Both got good jobs and top of class in Geography! You can see us on you tube
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Posted By wytegarillaz on Friday 14th May 2010 @ 06:01:18
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