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What is American High School really like? The basics from an expat parent’s view in NJ

American_High_School LIFE IN NEW JERSEY: When you think of American High school, there are lots of images that are conjured up from TV shows, movies and news stories that have been shown around the world including in Australia. Shows such as ‘Mean Girls’, ‘High School Musical’, ‘Heathers’ and ‘Clueless’, help to develop biases and pre-conceptions about […] Continue reading →

Summer storms in NJ: rain, thunderstorms, and yes…hurricanes too..

Thunderstorm-Bergen-County-NJ   LIFE IN NEW JERSEY: With consistently hot and humid weather throughout June, July and August, summer storms in NJ are a pretty frequent event. They can be anything from heavy rainstorms to thunderstorms with wind, rain, thunder and lightning or they can be much more severe. Rain and Thunderstorms Rain and thunderstorms seem to occur regularly in the Garden […] Continue reading →