I'm new to the forum and this is my first post.
We've just submitted our visa app to the DIAC this weekend after obtaining our SS in March with the intention to hopefully get our visa's stamped in October and move to Adelaide next year sometime.
I have a daughter who is 13 tomorrow who is not sure if she wants to come with myself and my (second) husband or to stay in the UK with her dad and join us later as she is concerned about leaving her school and what she will leave behind as she is in year 8 here and seems quite settled. She had a friend who moved abroad last year and seems fine with another friend moving to USA shortly so does know a bit about the process.
We think she will be fine and adapt really well and have assured her if she doesn't like Oz she can return to the UK and live with her dad. The problem also is her dad currently lives about 50 miles from us so for her to move to him or for him to relocate to where we live won't be easy either.
We have suggested we get our visas as a holiday so she can take a look for herself as she has never been to Oz before where as we both have and loved it.
Can anyone offer any advice on schools for a 13 year old and what the curriculum will be like and whether it will be harder for her to move at this age just as she is settling in to her GCSE work over here?
Any advice would be most welcome.