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hi im 13 and moving to melborne. im really exited but woried about settling in because i dont know anyone :unsure:

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hi im 13 and moving to melborne. im really exited but woried about settling in because i dont know anyone :unsure:

We arrived 2 years ago and my daughters were 16 and 11. They were both very scared about going to school but really liked it because they had done all the work already back in England so they could concentrate on making friends.

They really like it here and have lots of friends and a much better life than they did in England.

When are you coming? Do you like any sports?


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Guest alex13

We are coming around may or june . I love riding my bike and trampolining

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Hi, I have two daughters one is 15 and the other is 11 in November. We are moving to Melbourne in January. Both the girls are looking forward to it but like you they too are nervous about starting a new school and making new friends. I am sure you will all love it out there and will make lots of new friends. If you want to I can get them to reply to your message later so that you can have a chat about it.

Caroline

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Guest alex13

yes please that will be great thanks .

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perhaps try looking at it the other way round. If you had a 'new' boy/girl turn up at your school who knew no-one,yes he/she may be nervous but don't you think everyone would be nice ,make them feel welcome and talk to them??

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Guest KirstyB

Hiya, I'm Caroline's daughter :)

I'm 15 and we're moving to Melbourne (like Mum said) I'm soo excited about going, but I'm ridiculously scared about school too... Dad went over a few weeks ago, and he said that everyone there is so friendly, so I'm not that scared anymore, obviously it's gonna be scary cuz its a new place, but the people are nice apparently :) If you want to talk just message me :)

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Guest Zobo

Hiya, I am zoe Caroline's daughter,

 

I am 11 and we're moving to Melbourne, I am getting nervouse as the weeks are going by but my Dad told me that I will be fine (hopfully) becuase the people over there are very nice as he went over there a week ago. :).

 

If you would like to talk then you can message me :). :biggrin::smile:

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Guest auspom17

its easy! try to overcome nerves cos they just hold you back. as long as you be yourself you will make some really great friends! i felt exactly the same when i moved the first time.

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I'm 45 - but I went from Sydney to the UK at age ten, and then UK to Perth at the age of 12.

 

Things may have changed since then - but probably not. My advice would be

 

1. Try and blend in. Aussies like people who want to become Aussies. This doesn't mean you have to forget about your home, but show interest in your new one.

 

2. Don't do all the 'why don't you have this here ...' or 'in the UK you can ...' because it will just wind them up. Australian generally don't care what the rest of the world does.

 

3. Expect to get a bit of ribbing. There is a difference between bullying and a bit of ribbing. Show them you can take a bit of ribbing with a sense of humour and you'll be more likely to be accepted.

 

4. Try and learn the sports. Cricket and Rugby go without saying - but Aussie rules will be a bit weird at first. Not sure about girls sports.

 

5. If it's not working, (it probably will) try something different.


Nearly there! Don't drop the ball now guys! Vaccines are weeks away. Stay safe!

 

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