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by Barnes Mum
Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Innovations in Housey dress
Replies: 16
Views: 1609

Re: Innovations in Housey dress

The girls wear the long Houseycoats, the same ones as the boys wear all year, from October half term until the Easter holidays. During the summer months, on returning from the Easter holidays until the October half term, they wear a shorter, lighter weight, jacket. Girls in the UF and above wear bla...
by Barnes Mum
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Lunch parade times
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Lunch parade times

I'm going to be in the vicinity of CH this week. I'm thinking of dropping in briefly. What time is band parade these days, and what days are the full / smaller versions? Duncan Weekday band parades are at 1.15 and on a Saturday it is 12.45. The bugle band normally plays on a Tuesday and Thursday, I...
by Barnes Mum
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: school scarf
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: school scarf

Mrs C. wrote:a bit of a long shot but...

apparently an OB is trying to get hold of one of the old collegiate style CH scarves and we wondered if anyone here had one they might be willing to part with.
Beth has one, but not sure if she wants to hold onto it, I'll ask her.
by Barnes Mum
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: school photos
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Re: school photos

The new pupils who enter the school into other year groups have their photos taken around the time the new Second Form do. I agree, I would love another one of my DD too, I really think they're missing an opportunity there. Although having taken the Second Form up every year to have their's taken, I...
by Barnes Mum
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: school photos
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Re: school photos

It's usually only Second Form that have their photos taken, I agree it would be nice to make more of individual school photos and I don't know why this doesn't happen.
by Barnes Mum
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 7960

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

My son is in the choir and he has been told that there is early breakfast at 5.45 for the choir before departure at 6.15. ! I have a feeling they may all go straight to St Paul's by coach and only march at the end when they leave, but I may be wrong. Has anyone else found out more info? I think the...
by Barnes Mum
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Grecians' Path
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: Grecians' Path

CHDad wrote:My DS has always said that he cannot walk down the Grecians path (he has just finished 3rd form). Maybe the rule has changed but the tradition continues ?
Nope, Deps, Grecians and staff only on Grecians path. The grass in Quad is a no-no to everyone - except the band at Beating Retreat of course!
by Barnes Mum
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Could someone tell me
Replies: 32
Views: 3752

Re: Could someone tell me

Volupturaptor wrote:
Barnes Mum wrote:
:lol: You do know I'm a matron don't you?
Erm... :oops: I do now! :D
Does your username, by any chance, give a clue as to which house you are a matron of..?
:) No, I like to confuse people, my user name refers to the house my own daughters were/are in.
by Barnes Mum
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Could someone tell me
Replies: 32
Views: 3752

Re: Could someone tell me

I had no plans to, but why, in particular? I didn't ruin it, it went back in better condition than it arrived home in too, as I sewed all the dangling hem back up. :lol: You do know I'm a matron don't you? So many uniforms have been ruined by people sticking them in the washing machine. You were ob...
by Barnes Mum
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 7960

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

Outside St Pauls to watch them arrive will be a good place, then watching them arrive at Mansion House is always a proud moment too! :D
by Barnes Mum
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Could someone tell me
Replies: 32
Views: 3752

Re: Could someone tell me

On the subject of dry cleaning, I took the plunge and washed her uniform this time!! I did the skirt and the jacket seperately, on an extra delicate wash cycle which is even shorter and cooler than the "Wool" wash, and used just a small amount of detergent. I hung the jacket on a hanger to dry stra...
by Barnes Mum
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: PE kit
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Re: PE kit

Hi, we just went today and picked up the PE kit for our son who is starting in the second form next week. I got it home and have just finished sewing in the name tabs. THEN I noticed the washing instructions on most of it - DO NOT TUMBLE DRY - HANG UP TO DRY ONLY. Does the school do this with ALL t...
by Barnes Mum
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: New Entrants'Day
Replies: 100
Views: 7476

Re: New Entrants'Day

J.R. wrote:
YadaYada wrote:Matrons are angels.

Enough said!

I wouldn't go that far - Not in my day, anyway !
Times have changed J.R! :wink:
by Barnes Mum
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: New Entrants'Day
Replies: 100
Views: 7476

Re: New Entrants'Day

My dd is actually in Barnes A in the GE, my oldest daugter was also in Barnes A. I am a Matron in one of the other girls houses, Matrons look after the whole block so both sides of the house - 90 girls! :D
by Barnes Mum
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: New Entrants'Day
Replies: 100
Views: 7476

Re: New Entrants'Day

:lol: Being a Matron I'm finding this thread so amusing to read through!!! Trust me, it doesn't take long for most of the little ones to get organised! :D