A conversation over coffee last week centered around how we all adapt to any new environment, and I offered up the Feisty One as an example of someone who had it figured out from birth. Watching her walk into every new school leaves me sitting in the school car park in tears, while she [...]

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The issue of schooling is, for most expat families, one of the most important parts of the relocation plan. There is, however, a problem.

It is fairly easy to manage the education needs of younger children, especially for what we believe to be a short term transfer. What we don’t foresee is that many [...]

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How not to homeschool..

On March 5, 2012 By

I’m feeling a little jealous. I have just found the most wonderful resource in the shape of mumsgone2aus.com, which has a downloadable checklist for navigating the new school minefield in Australia. Frankly, for those of you who are considering a move to Australia, Sarah Husselmann is spoiling you.

Whenever we relocate, schooling is [...]

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February seems to be food month for many of the world’s religions – either as part of ┬áthe celebration of the transition from Winter to Spring, or the feasts marking beginning or end of a period of fasting. Here’s your interfaith calendar for February; dates are shown using the Gregorian (Western) calendar. Some dates may [...]

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Update – He has just received his PSAT results (yet another test of which we have very little knowledge) and apparently his results were considerably better than his grades predicted. He is now avidly consulting college resources to explore his career options, with the current frontrunner being anesthesiologist. The reason for this? “It’s well paid, [...]

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