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 Post subject: Moving to PEI... some challenges..
PostPosted: February 7th, 2014, 9:57 am 
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Hey Folks,

I'm originally from Halifax -- but I've been living in the US for almost 35 years.
For the past 20+ years, my family has been vacationing on the island every summer. So nothing about PEI looks foreign to us. We live in rural New England, and in fact our daughters school is smaller than most on the island.

My wife and I are not at retirement age yet, so I'll probably need to work for the next 10-12 years or so. I'm a software engineer, and there seems to be good opportunities with that -- either on-island or contracting with companies on this side of the border. My wife is an LPN/visiting nurse, so hopefully their will be good opportunities for her.

Our challenge is that we have twin daughters who are age 11, and there is a bunch of school left for them. We visited a rural school this past November, and were impressed with the staff, but the building was very run down and the facilities looked not so good.

Our challenge is that we do not want to live in the City -- we love the country/farmland.. So we would love to live as far away from Charlottetown or Summerside as possible, but with a really decent public school. Is that possible?
I'm sure you are all very proud of your regional schools -- but I'm looking for hard facts here.

We prefer Summerside and east... West Prince is not for us.

Another option for us is potentially home schooling. Can anybody give me a good lowdown on home schooling in PEI? One reason for this is we may want to go somewhere warm during the cold winter months, and I'm sure the public schools would not take kindly to that!

We will pull the trigger and move as soon as we feel comfortable about these challenges. I hope it's soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to PEI... some challenges..
PostPosted: February 7th, 2014, 10:42 am 
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An area to consider would be the Central Queens Elementary district which ranges from Milton, just outside of Charlottetown, west along highway 2 almost to Kensington. It's a decent sized school with a new gym. As your children are 11 they would only be in elementary school for 1 or 2 years before moving on to East Wiltshire Junior High, followed by Bluefield for High School.

http://www.edu.pe.ca/esd/pdf/schools/341.pdf

My son went to Central Queens and most of his classmates were from rural areas and there were approximately 300 students in grades 1-6 during his time there.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving to PEI... some challenges..
PostPosted: February 7th, 2014, 2:55 pm 
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voipguy wrote:
Hey Folks,

I'm a software engineer, and there seems to be good opportunities with that -- either on-island or contracting with companies on this side of the border. My wife is an LPN/visiting nurse, so hopefully their will be good opportunities for her.



That's what I'm doing. What sort of tech? I know someone looking for Java/C# guys now.


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