A colleague of mine is looking into the K12 education system in Canada. She is thinking about moving there and needs to know if it would be the best place for her kids. Education is really important to her.
She was born in Canada but moved to the US when she was just a few years old. Her parents got a job offer they just couldn’t refuse. She has always been curious about her home country and when she met her husband she told him that she might want to go back someday.
My friend likes the idea that her kids would be raised in Canada. She just doesn’t know if it would be the best place for them education wise. She currently lives in a nice area here in San Francisco and we do like the schools.
The K12 education system in Canada is very different than in the US. If she did move there, they would have a very different education than they would have in the US. It would be hard to get used to at first.
She has three children. They are nine, seven and five. The five year is supposed to start school next fall. I am not sure if she is ready for that. I think the fact that the child is close to starting school is what is making her question their education.
I really do want the best for them. I have talked things over with her parents. I found out what they missed about Canada and what they didn’t. It was really interesting to talk to them.
I asked them what they thought about the K12 education system in Canada too. They gave me some good advice and really got me to think about it. Now my colleague and her husband need to sit down and decide what to do.
If they move to Canada they will be taking their kids away from their family. On the other hand she has a lot of family up there and would be close to them. It is hard to know what is best.
Her parents did say that if she moved up there and enjoyed it, they might consider moving back to be with her. She likes that option a lot because she would be able to move and would be able to be close to them. It is hard to think they would be so far away from her.
My friend plans to take a trip up there in a few weeks. Her cousin teaches at a school and they want to go observe. I thought this would give her a good idea of what to expect if she did decide to move there.
There are so many pros and cons to the decision. It is going to be hard to really know what to do. It should be something she really spend a lot of time on. Canada would be a really big change.