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6 month sabbatical in alps with kids 5,8,10

Hi,
Having loved doing a ski season pre-marriage and kids, I am considering taking my husband and 3 kids to france for oct18- april 19. I hope to get kids into french school in the alps, possibly morzine for term and half. Am I mad?

I am really confused about school years, and whether all will be in primary or one in college or one in martenelle.
To be precise, my youngest born feb 2012, middle sept 2009, eldest nov 2007 bday. 2 years apart in uk, but because of french calendar year schools I think may be 3 years and 2 years apart? Any help massively useful. All kids are very bright and my 5 yr old reads fluently in english and has just begun french lessons. My 5 yr old is in yr 1 now sept 17 and would be starting yr 2 next sept, so seems very odd that she may go back to kindergarten/martenelle?

Thanks
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Re: 6 month sabbatical in alps with kids 5,8,10

Sorry but Year 1 means nothing to me, my kids only went through french education and when I was at school, we had infants, primary and secondary, that was it and I know where I am with that.

You would be better with the years that your kids were born in order to get help with this as stating ages, does not help at all.

Your eldest would have been starting CM2 in September in France, that is the last year of Junior school, not secondary/or as the french say it, college.

And it is maternelle. And your 5 year old may be of an age for maternelle, or CP, need more details.



Suggest you call the Mairie or schools where you are going to see if they have places and what you need to do. Your children may end up in private schools.





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Re: 6 month sabbatical in alps with kids 5,8,10

Disrupting their schooling for 6 months seems stupid to me, but I do not know the full background.
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Re: 6 month sabbatical in alps with kids 5,8,10

6 month working holiday with free childcare, whats not to like and at that age the kids are unlikely to sue you.

 

Funny how its always the female partners that join the forum to open such a thread, I often wonder if the partner probably knows what is being planned for him and the children whilst he is hard at work.


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Re: 6 month sabbatical in alps with kids 5,8,10

Who is the sabbatical for?
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Re: 6 month sabbatical in alps with kids 5,8,10

@ Chancer

You do make a valid point. It is indeed always the female partners that create such threads across all forums.

To the OP...forget it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gileCn1Yko

(I love that video).....but it was written in a time before mainstream internet.



ner ner nee ner ner!!
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Re: 6 month sabbatical in alps with kids 5,8,10

But you are the exception ALBOF, you can spend your days dreaming up schèmes while "er (not) indoors" is out working!!
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Re: 6 month sabbatical in alps with kids 5,8,10

Yes Chancer.....I spend my days dreaming up schemes of opening a hotel/gîte type thing in France so I can spend my days clearing up after guests who poo themselves in the bed.

Yes, I saw your thread.

That must be living the French dream....lol.

I wanted to know, how did you clean the mattress ? Or did you just chuck it ?
ner ner nee ner ner!!
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