The new school year is here and for many of you that means a new school too.
Press Packer Catherine passes on some handy tips on how to survive the crucial first few days!
"Last year, I started a new school, and it was really scary!
My old school had 400 people in it but my new school has 800.
I was very nervous at first but I overcame my worries and now I really enjoy it.
Here are some tips for anyone starting a new school:
- Talk to other people. Ask them questions or just make conversation with them. That's the best way to make friends.
- Try to make a good impression. I'm not saying you should become a teacher's pet, but try not to talk back or be cheeky to teachers.
If you're starting high school, you're going to get more homework, so it helps to be organized.
- Join an after school club. It gives you a chance to meet new people and have fun.
- If you get lost, ask an older person to show you around.
If there is anything worrying you, go to your form tutor or your year head.
It is scary going to a new school, but thankfully it doesn't take you long to adjust to it!"
Catherine, 12, Londonderry
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