Really sad/sorry to hear that your little girl is having not such a good time at school at the moment,you've done the 1st step letting the school know whats going on & then talking to your daughter about it. I really hope it improves for her if it doesnt then you may have to start looking at other schools. Is this the 1st school she been to since being in Adelaide? I really feel for you as we all want our children to be happy/content. I hope the situation is resolved really soon.
Thank you SOOOOO much for your kind words of support - it has meant a lot to me over the past few days. Life is not quite so grey as it was on Tuesday and the school have taken things seriously and recognised that there was some bullying going on. My daughter was happy with the was it has been dealt with and only time will tell if things have really been squashed.
Am still looking for any good schools around the area so if anyone knows of a great school...!! Will keep our options open and once again, thanks for the advice and support. What a great site this is!
As we live in Woodcroft too I'd be interested to know what school she attends. If you don't wish to broadcast it on the web could pm me.
Originally Posted by Welshy
Both my kids attend a local school and I have a few issues of my own! Maybe we could swap notes.
So sorry to hear of your troubles Welshy.
Was wondering what school your daughter goes to? I live in Woodcroft and have a daughter who is also 8. She goes to Emmaus Catholic School just next to Woodcroft School. She did originally start at Woodcroft but we moved her after a term. It was not a necessarily because we weren't happy with the school but more the size. It was hard for her at first to move to yet another school but we told her she just had to trust us and it has worked out for the best in the end. I do still have issues with her school though but that's another story!
Hope all is sorting itself out. It is hard when your kids are unhappy because it means that you are automatically unhappy.
Keep your chin up.
Emma (long suffering wife of Shaggy!)
Hi guys, This is a worry for every one really isnt it, but i have to say i would be looking else where too especially if it happens again. Girls are even worse in pairs or groups and in my exp they will realize what they did effected her, and draw on that weekness later on.
i was sent to an girls grammar i never really slotted in and i shud have moved schools in the first yr, but at the time they were being nice to me (mainly 2 girls) the following yr they started again, teachers said hold on and see what happens, so i stayed. but it never stopped i was the victim of the jokes and nastiness for years. i wore my hair wrong, looked at them wrong i had the same trainers and that wasnt allowed!!
It does effect you hugely, i come across as strong, arrogant and in control, i stick my chin in the air, and often seem cold and aloof!! but i hate going places on my own, it makes me very lonely, and the shutters come up. I find meeting people hard and often think people are laughing at me! Sad i know.
Mark is my rock, and i rely on him alot.. maybe too much.
Moving to another country is gonna be hard, but no-one knows me so cant possibly be laughing at me !!! right??? i will have to make friends, and im determined not to hide away waiting for mark to get home
My worry is also with my kids, my young ones are fine, but Blake had to leave the private school he had been at since he was 3 last yr (ethan too but he is mr popular and so confident) not only did he leave his friends but the work was so different as well. He has become friends with a twin, ..so if they fall out the other twin and his best friend are there in an instant!!! not good. Also he is like me he is so soft inside he trys too hard to impress so comes across a show off!! God i worry for him!
Unless your daughter has formed strong friendships with others at school, i would look at moving her, if these girls have found a weakness in her sadly i dont think they will forget it.
Our kids went to Brighton Primary (down near the coast), it was excellent we were on firsst name terms with the Principal and there was a good community spirit there, so it can vary from school to school.
I have tears in my eyes reading your post. My daughter is nine and last year had a very difficult time at school. everytime i picked her up she would tell me about her terrible day at school. There was a queen bee and a couple of sidekicks who made life difficult for her as well as others. We talked to the teacher who was stuggling anyway, and nothing changed. This year she tells me school is great everyday. Perhaps it was the teacher or us not being forceful enough, remember Aussies dont have the same politeness restraints as Brits. Please listen to your child to really find whats going on eg does she feel outsider? Organise friends and classmates to come over to play. Aussies are confused about British reticence and see is at aloofness/ superiority. Likewise, diving in is not seen as intrusion but normal and doesnt necessarily mean friendship etc Being down here is difficult to share in such an upbeat and positive society ( maybe explains the epidemic in mental health issues) Hope this helps a little. Contact me at email@example.com if you want to talk further. Mark