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By tree or sea, schools expect Melbourne escapees – The Age

Many schools in Victoria’s picturesque towns are reporting increased interest from Melburnians looking for a change after seven months of lockdown.

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Susan Ryan, principal of Lisieux Catholic Primary School in Torquay, said COVID-19 had provided a time for families to reflect on what is important and where they want to raise their families”.
For example, we have one family that has enrolled for next year who relocated temporarily to Torquay just as the virus hit, she said.
They trialled living here with a view to considering a permanent move. They were able to work remotely during the lockdown and now their employers have agreed to ongoing work…

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