Hi, we are moving to the algarve in approx 6 months. Looking for advice regarding schools . I have 4 children aged 4, 9,14 and 16. Really keen on Steiner school for 9 year old however doesn’t start till 6 . Looking for preschool options as Steiner preschool full and long waiting list .many thanks
We are renting in Vilamoura until April and have 2 and 4 year old grandkids who will be visiting for a week later this month. Can anyone suggest good ideas for days out with toddlers, or have any knowledge of good playparks with swings/slides/roundabouts ? Grateful for any help/ideas, thank you
We are a family of 4. Two children 7 and 9. We are seriously thinking to move to the eastern algarve possibly Tavira area July of 2017 and are looking for some help and advice. Priorities are initially schools for our children. We have already cancelled out the private / international schools. We are preferably looking for schools with reasonable mixture of expats children. Initial long term rental info would be helpful. There are other issues that we would also like help with, so if you have experience similar relocation we would be very grateful to hear from you. Thanks in advance
Hi there,My husband and I are moving in August to Lagos and we have three kids 7, 5 and 2. I was wondering if anyone knew good public schools to try and get my 7 year old into and is the process difficult? Also if you knew any Montessori for my 5 year old. Thanks a million really appreciate all the help I can get
Hi, living in Sao Bras de Alportel with my 22 month old and would love to meet up with any other expats with kids of a similar age. My son is not loving nursery and am considering pulling him out, so would love to find some other kids for him to play with. Does anyone know of any good playgroups in Loule/Sao Bras/Almancil area?Thanks, Charlie
Hi ! Does anyone have teenagers who go to any of the schools in Loule or the surronding area. My 14 year old daughter goes to a school in Tavira but we feel it may be time to move her to a school closer to our home so she can make friends in this area. Does anyone have any infomation on the schools or have children in the schools and can recommend. Any help or advise would be appreciated. Cheers
hi everyone, i am considering schools for my 5 year old for next year. We live in vilamoura area and he's currently in an English speaking montisorri, which he loves. The problem is the international is increasingly expensive and I'm not even convinced it is worth it. Could anyone in similar situations help? I would love to find a small school that may be less intimidating and that he could slowly learn Portuguese . many thanks for any advice...
Hi everyone, My husband and I are moving to Loulé by the end of september with our daughter, 8 years old, where she will be attending a Portuguese primary school. Can anyone give me some advice of good primary schools in the Loulé area? Any info is more than welcome. We do not have that much time to visit all the schools and will have to make a decision quick. Thank you!
Hi, I'm interested in meeting ppl that home school for the right reasons. I have 3 kids, boy 11 and 2 girls 9 &7. it would be great for my boy to meet other kids his own age... He does much the same as other youngsters, likes computer games and reading funny books but also is very aware of the global situation regarding wildlife and endangered species etc. They've spent their life in australia and India so far and now we are here on the Algarve close to Armacao de Pera.He would love to be involved with something to do with animals, like a farm or horses, but money is limited as you can imagine, but if someone had an opportunity they could offer him a day a week or two a week to work along side animals, this would go a long way in his studies.Shirley
We are a small group of multi-nationals whose dream is to create an alternative, possibly Steiner based school in the area of Lagoa/Silves. We will start with community home schooling run by ourselves and any other interested parties until a suitable space is found. We are looking for possible locations/venues/land in this area, ideally rent free/low cost for now. We are also seeking interested parents that are in this area who would like to be involved in such a project. Finally we would love to find a teacher who has the same ideals as us when it comes to teaching children. Please get in touch if you are interested. Paul
Hi All, We are visiting Tavira in two weeks and I was wondering if there was anything exciting for my 14 yr old stepson. He loves water sports, biking and parkour. Also, are there any parks and outdoorsy things for our 3 year old girl?? Thanking you, in advance.