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In Perth, Butler with a 16 year old daughter

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We have just moved to Butler in Perth in the last fortnight. My children are all settling very well and have made friends...except for our 16 year old daughter. 

She has found it so hard to leave family and friends behind and finds it hard to make new friends. She hasn’t started school here yet because of the holidays.

Her main interest in life is photography. She’s quiet and kind but does find it hard to trust new people but it would be great if someone knew of any photography clubs, places or ideas she could meet like minded friends.

I need to get her sparkle back. 


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Shame you couldn't have arrived a little earlier so your daughter got change to meet some people at school before the holidays.  I know that a lot of High schools do photography - so that might be something for her to look forward to.

Here's a link to camera clubs - I'd imagine that most will have a break for Xmas and re-start in the New Year.   http://www.clubsofaustralia.com.au/Camera-and-Photography/Clubs-in-Western-Australia.html

My daughter was 11 when we moved and had a similar difficulty in that everywhere we went people had children my sons age (then 7), she stuck to us like a leech lol

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I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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Don't have any suggestions for places to try but keep in mind you've arrived right on the school summer holidays and so it may be tough going over the 6 weeks until she can get into school and start to get to know people. 

Does she have a camera of her own? Perhaps plan some trips out where she can go take some photos. 

I had a quick google and found these


This one is closer by http://nepg.com.au/

And also this via a library http://www.joondalup.wa.gov.au/Explore/Libraries/AdultActivities/JoondalupLibrariesCameraClub.aspx

Also this, she may like to have a go and enter http://www.joondalup.wa.gov.au/Live/Environment/community/CaptureNatureCompetition.aspx




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Take her to Joondalup library. They have a lot of information about different clubs in the area, as well as being an excellent library in a really nice building.

It's only been a couple of weeks too and 16 is an awkward age. She must be a bit worried/apprehensive.

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