Starting fresh at a new school can sometimes be a challenge.
Switching to a new school can cause children considerable stress and anxiety. If your child has just started at a new school, the following tips will help them settle in:
- Be Positive – Discuss your children’s fears while encouraging a confident approach to making new friends
- Fear Not – Chances are you’ll be a little nervous too. Be careful not to transfer your anxieties over to them.
- Join Up – Encourage your children to join school clubs/teams and participate in after-school activities in order to meet new friends and have fun.
- Join In – Parent teacher groups are a great way for you to connect with the school community. Attending field trips is another great way to get involved!
Moving to a new Port Elgin school can be a difficult transition so try to emphasize the positive when discussing the challenges and opportunities your children face. By encouraging them to share their feelings with you, it’ll be much easier for them to adjust to their new surroundings.