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Back To School Feels . . . with tips from Tommytiger, Minions12 and Rep_Isabella

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 28/01/19

For some of you, this week means back to school for another year – and I think it’s fair to say that can be fraught with some . . .mixed emotions . . .

While some of you may be super stoked for school to return, and that is AWESOME, others may be feeling a little less than excited, and perhaps even a bit anxious to start back.

So after some of the members and I were chatting about this the other day, I wanted to share some little nuggets of wisdom and advise they gave for anyone who may be feeling not so keen to go back to school.

So what would you like to tell anyone who may be starting high school, or a new school, this year?


Everyone in year 7 are new as well and would feel the same way as you. All of them are trying to find friends, so the first day is the best day to get out of your comfort zone.

But also, just take it one day at a time so it’s easy for you.


[If you’re feeling nervous, think of it] as an exciting way to see your friends everyday


A good friend comes in all shapes and sizes and nationalities. A good friend will accept you for who you are, no matter what you look like. Just be yourself, don’t try to be someone you’re not, because you’ll just end up disappointing yourself.

And if things get a bit too hard . . .



Tell a friend who you can talk to, and talk your teacher or social worker if need be.

[And remember] if you are needing someone to talk to, Livewire is always there for you!

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Tommytiger’s bonus back to school checklist:

Pencil case

Binder book





Folders for loose papers


School uniform

Shoes and socks

School hat

Art smock if required

A backpack

A device if your school requires it





Coloured pencils

Lunch box (with lunch and snacks inside 😛 )

Drink bottle

PE (sports) uniform if required

Class novel


And a good attitude

What advice would you like to give to anyone who may be feeling nervous to go back to school? Log on or sign up to let us know!