Hello, I am a year 8 student and I wish to move schools, but due to my situation I am unable to....
I go to a strict Catholic unisex school and I hate it here.... I dread going to school and I get anxiety every time someone mentions school. I am fine with my friends and I don't get bullied, but the school has a lot of problems. The school is extremely homophobic, the teachers are not nice or helpful, the marking system is bad, the people aren't the nicest, and the rules and punishments are unreasonable. I feel very unhappy and unsafe here.. I feel like ever since I joined this school my mental health and overall wellbeing has declined and I want to transfer but I can't.
I don't have the heart to tell my parents that I hate it here, and even if i tell them it will be difficult to move. First of all, my parents spent a lot of money to get me into this school (fees and uniform) and to move we would have to buy a new uniform ect. Secondly, I have a lot of good friends from that school and I really really don't to leave them behind, and they will probably get mad at me too.
Also, my sister moved from the school and she goes to a new one, but it was really hard and I feel like if I try it will be hard for them. Even if I move I want to go to a STEM program in another school for year 11&12, and I feel like if i've already settled in the new school and my parents have already bought the uniform, it will be a waste because I'm moving in year 11&12.
My only hope is to leave in year 11, either going to that STEM school I mentioned earlier (It's very selective so I might not get in.) Or the school my sister goes to now, because when I'm in year 11 she will be in Uni and I can just take her uniform so my parents don't have to buy a whole new uniform....
But its still 3 more years of this hell hole, and there is nothing I can do... how should I cope?
Sorry for being negative in this post and thank you very much.. : )