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#1 strawberrycakes

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

DH has accepted a job offer that requires us to move.  DD will have to change schools mid year, I am so anxious about how she will cope after only just starting Prep a week ago.

Everyone is telling me that she will be fine provided we are all together etc etc but I can't help but feel so worried about how she will go fitting into a new class half way through the year.

DD is also in a dance class that she loves so I will be enrolling her into a new onw as well as swimming. I want to try & make things as 'normal' as possible by continuing all the activites she has here but am also worried that it will be too many changes in too short of a time period.

Any advise or tips on how to make this adjustment easier would be appreciated?

#2 mez70

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

How far away are you moving?? Is it possible to go and spend a few days down there with her to show her the schools etc and even closer to the time perhaps spend a long weekend or two done there and approach the school to see if she could come and sit in the class she will be going into for a day or half day to start getting to know some faces...Moving Mid term can actually be great as you get to know kids before holidays come around so you then get to have people to play with in the holidays.

Swimming should go smoothly, though if you go to a "chain" swim school if you can enroll her in the same chain at your new place it will be easier. I know when we moved my kids were in prep (already attending new suburbs school as I drove cross suburbs for a term due to house not being finished on time) Anyhow we changed swim schools, and they old and new school did things completely different to each other which did set them back a little at first..

Once again depending on distance, I would possibly try and get her into the new dance school ASAP as coming in mid year means that she may have missed a lot of work/ routines etc and it may be harder for them to work her in if that makes sense. My DD does Calisthenics and I know all there routines have all Chore etc done by June and July. The rest of the year is practice, refinement, practice etc..

One thing I remember from when we moved in grade 1 so I was 6 was that even though we were moving 2 hours away, before we moved we spent quite a few weekends in the new town both house hunting and then getting to know the area.....Then once we moved in the first 6 mths we also spent a lot of time going back to the old suburb (thankfully my nan lived near there so we stayed with her) still seeing old friends etc once we established new connections in the new area we stopped going back as often (apart from seeing my nan etc).. Oh and perhaps contact dance schools etc in the area know and ask questions can you go and meet them in advance etc

#3 strawberrycakes

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

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How far away are you moving??
2 -2.5 hours away.  

Moving in May so just a few weeks off the end of term 2.

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Once again depending on distance, I would possibly try and get her into the new dance school ASAP as coming in mid year means that she may have missed a lot of work/ routines etc and it may be harder for them to work her in if that makes sense.
Unfortunatley just too far to travel to do it now.


#4 SeaPrincess

Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:34 PM

We moved in the middle of term 2 last year, so DS2 was in kindy (age 4). I was really worried, but he settled in beautifully to the new school, better than his first school!

I think sometimes we worry about this stuff for the children more than they actually do.




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