On changing schools

I’ve read somewhere that changing schools can be a wrenching social and emotional experience for students. I can not relate on this as I have not experienced changing schools during my childhood. However, I have no objection that this can be true. Of course, it will obviously affect anyone experiencing “separation” maybe it be changing schools or moving to a new home.

Unfortunately, my girls are changing school again this school year, with valid reasons definitely. Let’s just say they didn’t meet my expectations, as promised during the time when we enrolled. I don’t want to elaborate anymore but learning that majority of the teachers have also left the school explains well.

In Derelle’s case, this is going to be her 4th school since she started schooling, while Erchelle is 3rd. Not a good move but I am hoping that this would be the last. If only I discovered the current school early last year before we relocated to Subic, I would have enrolled them there. But because we were new and the previous was recommended to me, I didn’t think twice.

Before the school year has ended, I already knew that we were transferring and I am thankful that my husband has always been supportive when I make decisions like this. I have also been giving hints to the girls that they are changing school again with the reasons that a kid would easily understand and grasp. I am glad that they had no objection and even showed excitement and cooperation about the idea. Gaining new friends was one of the reasons that convinced them easily.

This year, they are going to (more…)