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    Question Changing Schools During Kindergarten Year?

    Hi all,

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but just in a bit of a dilema regarding my DDs schooling.

    She starting kindergarten this year in our local area.

    We are now moving house and will be living right near a local school but 30mins from her current school.

    We're discussing changing her schools to the one we'll be living near, but we're unsure of whether it's the right thing to do.

    She's had a bit of change as it is with a new little brother arriving in Jan, then 2 weeks later starting school, and now moving house.

    The move is unavoidable as with DS we've outgrown our current house, and despite searching for the past 6 months, we have not been able to find a rental near her school in our price range.

    We're also having to increase our rent and I've just worked out that with her staying at her current school I'll be spending about $40 more a week on petrol just doing the school runs, which will stretch the budget a bit far.

    We can see alot of positives to changing her schools, particularly with it being in walking distance from the new house she's far more likely to live near friends (we don't at the moment). We also don't want to leave it until next year as I feel the more settled she is in her current school the harder it will be to change.
    ... We're just unsure if it will have a negative impact on her.

    Does anyone have any experience or advice?

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    Change schools now. Eventually you'll get sick of driving soo far for school and its better to change sooner rather than later.

    We had to change DS school this year for year 2. He didnt adjust to the change too well to begin with and still asks to go to the old school because he misses his friends from there, although he has finally settled into his new school fairly well. I cried every day after dropping DS at school for about a month because I felt soo bad, but its just not possible to drive to and from to his older school and would be silly when there is a school just down the road from our house.
    I think the younger you change, the better.

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    Thanks for your imput, good to hear from someone else who's done it.
    Did your ds make friends easily at the new school?

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    Yeah it took him about a week to slot into a group of friends there. My DS is pretty outgoing and normally makes friends with everyone...at his first school he knew ALOT of people in all the years even though he was only in year 1. He was pretty popular..which is why it hurt soo much to change schools...felt like a massive step backwards because he became very introverted and shy at first. After about a month he was as confident as he was in his last school and now he has heaps of friends at the school.

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    My DD makes friends fairly easily, pretty much anyone who looks in her direction is classified as a "friend" in her books, so I guess she wouldn't have too much trouble making new ones.
    I guess it's what's going to matter in the long term that I should be thinking about really.

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    Not exactly the same but we moved interstate towards the end of last year and DS obviously had to change schools.
    He was in year 1 but adjusted with the change really easily. He's not particuarly that outgoing but he still made new friends and was happy at the new school.

    I think as most people seem to the say the younger they are the better they adjust and deal with the change.

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