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In that case judging by what you've just said will suit Ben down to a tee, as he is a very laid back quiet lad himself, as anyone say's who knows him any more laid back he'd be horizontal. He has had quite a lot to contend with since we first told him of this move, apart from his exams he was made to find a home for his dog who he loved, and also he is leaving his biological father who he has just formed a bond with after 16 years. Luckily he's not worried about leaving his mates as he's not that close to them anyway, we did give him the choice before starting this process and he really want's to go just didn't think it would take so long.
actually its called slang! youth to day spell things differant being on the internet! and actualy i completed school in england! and got 3 A's 2 B's and a C so i think ok, so thanks for your concern, but its **** here, and hillbilly town, like the deliverance!!! i pitty all the pommes being over here!
Brad maybe you would find the Gold coast or sydney more to your tastes. England is always going to be there but a young person like you should travel around and see what is here before you head back to England. Over the years in England I heard so many people who wished they had come here not necessaraly to live but to see all the things you don't get any where else. Team up with a bunch of backpackers and go have an adventure before settling back in the uk.
Sailed SS Australis out of Southampton 1977.Arrived October in Adelaide via Melbourne 1977.Liverpool/London 1987 - 1992
Adelaide 1992 to eternity:)and one day you'll wake up and stop counting how long you've been here.
That is damn fine advice. You are so right. We have told our 17 year old to go backpacking when he is a little older as Australia is fabulous to explore, especially with friends on the backpacking scene. My husband did it at 26 before he met me and has loved the place ever since.
My teens went back to school here, both dropped out within months - not the schools fault at all it was them - both are now enrolled at TAFE/college, daughters doing ok @ 16, 18 yr old is bumming along.
Completing year 11 is a major thing here to get into courses at TAFE, at job wise its essential.
From our experience to get a part time job as a teen you need to be in some form of education - boys not got a job - not that hes tried that hard and daughters only had employment whilst shes studying.
Ozzies may be laid back but they dont like bums.
Not strictly true.Completing year 11 is a major thing here to get into courses at TAFE, at job wise its essential.
My daughter never finished year 11.....she tried for 6 months and just didnt cope with the transition from UK to OZ school. We tried 2 high schools...the first one didnt help her much....all was going well at the second one, until she contracted Glandular Fever and missed so much, so dropped out.
There are TAFE courses you can get into without having completed Year 11. My daughter did a beauty/hairdressing course, and had no problems with getting in...but of course it will depend on the course and what requirements they ask for.
She started her career in hairdressing which ended in disaster after being used and abused by a salon...cant go into details, but it was not a pleasant time for her...and totally ruined any desire she had to be a hairdresser.
Fortunately, not long after we arrived in Australia (end of 2005), she secured part-time work at the local Foodland....so she had a good working record to use to apply for other jobs.
She has now been working at Stratco for 18 months and is doing very well. Earns very good money.....has a lovely sporty little car.....pays her way in life and has grown up heaps!!
And this is all without any qualifications at all!!!! So...dont panic...it can be done..
Arrived November 2005........live in Happy Valley
My son will be 17 in November and is just about to go to 6th form to do 5 A levels.
We are probably loking at going July now,a she wants to finish his 1st year in 6th form and get his AS levels.
Will he be able to go straight into school until they leave that term?
What will happen next? Can he go to a college over there?
I think it's important that he has at least a term or 2 before he leaves their school system.
My other sone will not be too bad, ad he will eb in Year 10.
So an I right? If we go in July, he'll have a term or 2 left to do with an Adelaide school??