I am fairly new to this!!! We have got our visas and we will be moving out to Adelaide in October with our (then 10 yr old son). I am a very much older mum (47), so siblings are out of the question!!! I am always arranging social visits here for my son as he is an only (very sociable) child. Are there any older mums out there in a similar situation??? A lot of my friends here are some ten years younger!! I have recently left my job of five years at an infant school, where I worked in the office and in the classroom. I am on the PTA at my sons' junior school, secretary for the Scouts etc etc..... I like to get involved and make friends.
My son loves LEGO, plays the keyboard, goes to drama class and is very artistic!!! He is not really into football or sports - only swimming and cycling. We are hoping to get him into tennis when we get there. We will be initially living in Glenelg for the first three months and Alfie will attend one of the nearby schools, we have not decided which yet. We are looking at Glenelg Primary, St Leonards and Brighton Primary. Possibly Glenelg Grammar, but we do not know where we are going to be living ultimately, so it will be difficult, as he may have to change school and he never has before!!
Is there anyone in a similar situation or already living out there and perhaps has a child attending one of these schools.
Any feedback would be fantastic!! We do have some relatives living in Glenelg and Marion, however they are older! Their children are even older than us!!!!
I have mixed feelings most days and wonder why I am leaving my lovely friends, the children at school, my lovely garden etc etc..... but it will be an adventure and hopefully I will make lots of new friends. My main concern is that my son is happy and settles. I think if he had siblings it would be easier.
Anyway, thanks for reading this. Look forward to hearing from someone.........