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12 year old (nearly 13) worried about making new friends

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    Hello my name is megan, and i am moving to Australia (adelaide) and i am really worried about making friends and missing my old ones.

     

    I am also wondering about the schools and what they are going to be like, and if i will meet new friends quickly.

    How should i act around the people?

     

    My favourite sport is gymnastics and i am wondering if they have gymnastics clubs there and what they are also going to be like.

     

    :wink: thank you to the ones who can help.

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    Guest AngPhil

    Hi Megan,

     

    My son is 12, 13 in Jan and we are moving to Adelaide on 3rd August. He has loads of female friends at the moment and I am sure he'd be happy to be your friend. It might be nice for you both to have someone your own age to chat to about moving. We are from Bingley, so you'd hear another Yorkshire voice too. If you want to speak to him get your parents to pm me and I'll give them his mobile number.

     

    I am a teacher and the best advice I can give you is to be yourself. It is far more scarey thinking about the move than it will be when you get there. I had a new boy in my class (year 9) last month and he was really scared, within 2 days he was fine. It is like he's always been here now.

     

    Good luck

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    Hi Megan,

     

    My daughter is also 12 (13 next year) and she was worried when we came over last year about making new friends and fitting in. Well, I can tell you that after her first week at school she didn't look back - she loves her school and her new friends. As AngPhil says, just be yourself and you'll be absolutely fine. In my daughter's class the kids are from all over the world, so they're pretty used to new faces and bringing them into the fold.

     

    We lived in Edinburgh for a long time, but I am actually from Harrogate, N.Yorks :) So, although my daughter isn't from there she's heard much of the Yorshire accent over the years!

     

    As for gymnatics clubs, I know that there are a few around. Some very good ones too. This link may help you http://www.gymsa.com.au/

     

    The same invitation goes to you. If you would like to email or speak to my daughter, just pm us.

     

    All the best - and good luck!

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    Hi all,

     

    I am really worried about my 12 yr old son Alex. He'll be 13 in Feb 2013. He really doesn't want to move to Australia. He is an only child and therefore doesn't have sibling support. Be really good for him to be able to meet up with kids his own age and have fun.

    Thanks

    Bev

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    Guest AngPhil

    Hi all,

     

    We have been here 3 months and both kids have settled really well. The Aussie kids at school have been fantastic and really included them in everything. My oldest will be 13 in Jan and would love to meet up with your son when you get here. PM me if you want to get the boys emailing before you get here. I know that the biggest worry for any Mum is the kids settling.

     

    Good luck

     

    Ang x

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    Guest brianlynnette

    Hi megan we have a 12 yr old son and he was also worried but you know what, within a week of going to school he loved it. weve been here since may, were up in west lakes shore, were are yous moving to :)

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    Hi Megan,

    I moved here 3 years ago when I was 10 and now i'm thirteen. I worried about the same things you did, and don't worry, you'll make lots of good friends here, aussie kids are mostly really welcoming and kind. Just act normally and be your self around them and every thing will go smooth.

     

    As for Gymnastic clubs, there are loads, more than I saw in England. My sister in enrolled in one and she loves it.

     

    Ross :)

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    That's great, thanks x Where abouts are you living Ang?

    Bev

     

     

    Hi all,

     

    We have been here 3 months and both kids have settled really well. The Aussie kids at school have been fantastic and really included them in everything. My oldest will be 13 in Jan and would love to meet up with your son when you get here. PM me if you want to get the boys emailing before you get here. I know that the biggest worry for any Mum is the kids settling.

     

    Good luck

     

    Ang x

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    Hello my name is megan, and i am moving to Australia (adelaide) and i am really worried about making friends and missing my old ones.

     

    I am also wondering about the schools and what they are going to be like, and if i will meet new friends quickly.

    How should i act around the people?

     

    My favourite sport is gymnastics and i am wondering if they have gymnastics clubs there and what they are also going to be like.

     

    :wink: thank you to the ones who can help.

     

    hi Megan, my daughter ( Charlotte ) is 13 on New Year's Eve and she is also worried about making new friends, most probably like you she has made new friends in high school and will miss them all, she's not very excited about going to oz, whereabouts are you going and which high school? We are looking at port noarlunga south and seaford, she will probably be going to seaford high. When are you going out?

    If you want to chat to her before you go out then just PM me, do you like justin bieber? She's mad on him.

     

    april

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    Hi Megan,

     

    My name is Harriet and i moved to Adelaide last year.I moved from north east linconshire (england.) I am 12 in December. I thought it would of been hard to make friends but it isnt. I go to magill primary school. if you live around the magill area mabey we could meet up sometime.

    Thank you

    Harriet

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    Guest miraclebabycaw

    Wondering if you guys are still around? My daughter is 12 turning 13 in March and we are moving to seaford rise this week. We have been in Port Noarlunga for 4w and she has met no one. She's not great at making the first move in friendships. She will more than likely be going to seaford 6-12 when school starts again so I am looking to see if there is anyone in the area that she can perhaps start chatting to on email or BBM?

     

    Thanks guys

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    Guest Del70

    This isn't an Adelaide reply really, but just wanted to say that we went to Australia on a Teacher Exchange in 2011 for 8 months. We went to Armidale in New South Wales. Our daughters were 10 and 13 years old, and my biggest worry was about them settling in to new schools. Well, the very first day, they both came home buzzing as they'd made good friends! That didn't change for the whole time we were there, and there were lots of tears when we had to leave. We found Aussie children very welcoming and accepting, and they seem to be interested in new people.

    I hope you have as good an experience as our daughters did - I'm sure you will, especially as you love gymnastics!

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    Guest chocolate

    hey Megan, I moved to Adelaide a few years ago and I also enjoy gymnastics, there are plenty of gymnastics clubs around here so don't worry. as for school, you will be fine. school work is much easier here than in England and the people are very friendly.have fun

    Hello my name is megan, and i am moving to Australia (adelaide) and i am really worried about making friends and missing my old ones.I am also wondering about the schools and what they are going to be like, and if i will meet new friends quickly.How should i act around the people?My favourite sport is gymnastics and i am wondering if they have gymnastics clubs there and what they are also going to be like.:wink: thank you to the ones who can help.

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