Should I change schools
is it a good idea to switch school? none of my friends really like me and i want to go to a school where no one knows me but im not sure its worth it
Hey there, welcome to Ask Alex,
We’re so glad you reached out with your question. It sounds like you’re going through a really tough time, and feeling like your friends don’t like you can be incredibly isolating. It’s completely natural to want a fresh start, to find a place where you feel truly accepted and valued. We want you to know that your feelings are valid, and you’re not alone in this.
Thinking about switching schools is a big decision, and it’s okay to feel uncertain about whether it’s the right move for you. It’s important to take some time to really consider what you hope to achieve by making this change. Are there certain activities or interests you’d like to explore in a new environment? Do you think a different school might offer you the support and acceptance you’re looking for? You might like to have a read of this article www.childline.ie/moving-schools/.
Remember, you’re never alone in this journey. We’re here to support you every step of the way, whether you decide to stay put or embark on a new adventure. It might be helpful to talk things through with someone you trust, like a teacher, school counsellor, or family member. They can offer guidance and help you explore all your options.
Ultimately, the decision is yours and your parents/carers to make, and it’s important to prioritise your own well-being and happiness. No matter what you decide, just know that we’re here for you, cheering you on and ready to support you in any way we can. You can chat to us anonymously through Live Chat on our website Childine.ie or free by phone on 1800 66 66 66. We do not judge, and we can explore your options with you.
Remember, you’re strong, you’re brave, and with support you’re capable of making choices that are best for you.