When we think of raising a family in regional areas, the first thing that comes to mind is education for our children. Luckily, Bendigo and Huntly have plenty of options from childcare all the way up to University.
For your little ones just starting out, there’s a range of early learning/kindergarten offerings that are available for a great start to their education and routine. Take Shine Bright Huntly Kindergarten for example, which is only a 5-minute drive from Provenance Estate. Having groups for children aged 3-5, you can be sure that your child won’t be too far from home and is bound to make friends within the community too.
Other nearby options include Country Buddies in Epsom and Jenny’s Early Learning Centre, which are both committed to providing the highest quality childcare to enhance the social development of each child.
If your child is a little bit older and ready to attend primary school, you’re in luck! There’s an abundance of schools in the area that can be the perfect choice for your child’s primary education. Huntly Primary school is a 6-minute drive from Provenance Estate and has a current enrolment of 255 students. Epsom Primary is also nearby (11-minute drive away), and offers an extensive, engaging learning program for your children. White Hills Primary School is another great option only 13 minutes drive away from Provenance Estate and is committed to creating a stable and educative community for your child as they transition through their schooling.
If you’re after a Catholic primary education, Holy Rosary Catholic School is only a 12-minute drive away and holds the vision of an inclusive Catholic learning community called to service through their Mercy tradition. They nurture students to be engaged, passionate and successful learners who grow and feel connected in a contemporary world.
If you have children that are ready to embark on their secondary school education, Girton Grammar is a local co-educational, independent school. Founded in 1884, Girton Grammar is one of Australia’s oldest schools with a rich history of traditions that give the school its distinct character. One thing that makes this school a great choice is its commitment to creating emotionally intelligent young adults, along with a great educational program ranging from the arts, sports and literacy and numeracy.
Another great option close to home (about 20 mins from Provenance) is Victory Christian College. Catering for all age levels from Prep to Year Twelve, their diverse and rigorous curriculum challenges students and motivates them to achieve their best.
For those wanting a tertiary education without the move to major metro areas, try La Trobe University Bendigo Campus, a top-rated university that is ranked in the world’s top 250 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. It’s also ranked #2 in the world for health and wellbeing and rated ‘well above world standard’ nationally. Best of all, it’s only a 20-minute drive away from Provenance Estate!
Making the move to regional doesn’t always mean you’ll be strapped for schooling options for your children. These are just a few options that are close by and we know you will be sure to find a great option that is best for your child and your family values.
Want to know more about life at Provenance? Get in touch with our Estate Manager, Katrina, today!