Norfolk Island

November 2013

What about schooling on NI?

By |November 17th, 2013|

NI has a central school that caters for K-12 students.  There are about 300 students and 23 teachers, being a mix of local teachers and teachers contracted for three years from the NSW DEC.  The school uses the NSW Curriculum.

There is a special education unit available for those with special learning needs.

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How do I travel to / from NI?

By |November 17th, 2013|

You fly to NI from Australia with Air New Zealand.  There are flights to/from Sydney each Friday and Monday, and from Brisbane each Saturday and Tuesday.  There is also a flight from Auckland each Sunday, although this will change to a Saturday flight from June 2017.

Flight times are as follows:

To/from Brisbane – 2 hours 30 minutes

To/From Sydney – 2 hours 45 minutes

To/from Auckland – 1 hour 45 minutes

There are also several travel agencies – Burnt Pine Travel, Travelworld, and the Travelcentre – who can book flights to anywhere in the world if travel is your passion.

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Is NI a safe place for my children?

By |November 17th, 2013|

NI is one of the safest places around.  Kids walk to/from school.  People walk around at night.

The crime rate is very, very low compared to most other places.

The island has a police force lead by officers from the Australian Federal Police, with local constables assisting.

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