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by Antinous1
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 2nd former - leave weekend travel question
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: 2nd former - leave weekend travel question

Hi Lucy, My child has always travelled home by train to Victoria (and then 2 buses home, sometimes with me if I'm around and sometimes on their own, from there to save on Tube fare, but you possibly live too far out to do that?) and in general I'd definitely agree with Volupturaptor that you just ne...
by Antinous1
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Sir Colin Davis
Replies: 16
Views: 2285

Re: RIP Sir Colin Davis

The Daily Mail on line has a longish piece about Sir Colin .... complete with an excellent picture of him with his pet iguana: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311814/He-raised-terrace-tin-bath-electricity-Then-Colin-Davis-heard-Beethoven--grew-Britains-greatest-conductor.html#ixzz2R2njKMxA ...
by Antinous1
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 7885

Re: laptops

I would quite like to know why a school that purports to take a majority of its pupils from the very much less well off sector and which states that many of its pupils parents pay a very tiny contribution seems to be full of pupils with lots of hi tech and expensive gadgets? A mystery to me. Funny,...
by Antinous1
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: New Bursary Assessments
Replies: 24
Views: 3857

Re: New Bursary Assessments

Thanks ailurophile, it looks like it might be worth his while trying to find out if the mortgage/rent allowance has been changed, either just for new parents or for both existing and new ones. Pinkhebe, I really don't think it's the increase in overall fees itself that he's asking about - everything...
by Antinous1
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: New Bursary Assessments
Replies: 24
Views: 3857

New Bursary Assessments

I'm a bit puzzled about something and wondered if anyone here had better information about the introduction of the new bursary assessment system than I do? A friend of mine with a child just going into year 8 at CH recently changed jobs - he was a bit worried about what this would do to his assessed...
by Antinous1
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 7885

Re: laptops

I'd hate to come across as a killjoy, scaremonger or luddite. I'm a real fan of the internet - I love its power and potential and I work with it daily including ways that smartphone/iPad type apps can be developed to support learning. I don't feel that the use of such things is 'key to academic succ...
by Antinous1
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 7885

Re: laptops

While I am sure that CH make every effort to block access to unapproved websites, You'd hope so wouldn't you, ailurophile, but I'm really not at all sure this is the case. Unfortunately there are loopholes which they haven't even begun to appreciate. Like for instance the fact that some pupils with...
by Antinous1
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 7885

Re: laptops

Absolutely my thoughts too, pinkhebe! My child is older than yours and, even were it financially possible, I do not think they would make much sensible use of a laptop: they already seem to spend (waste!) a lot of time playing minecraft on those of other people! Further more I have direct experience...
by Antinous1
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Beating retreat, end of term.
Replies: 50
Views: 3380

Re: Beating retreat, end of term.

Mr Drum Major I think you are more than likely right, although were I a CH girl reading your statement I would be sorely tempted to do my damnedest to try to prove you wrong, but I wasn't putting forward my own opinion of why girls could or couldn't be drum majors. I was just explaining why I think ...
by Antinous1
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Beating retreat, end of term.
Replies: 50
Views: 3380

Re: Beating retreat, end of term.

As the parent of a child who finds any kind of change hard to handle and who has found the level of change at the school in the last few years and the threat to traditions that they love quite difficult to accept, I can sympathise rather with Mid A 55 and their defence of something which will seem a...
by Antinous1
Fri May 18, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Scouts
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Scouts

I have to say it doesn't do itself any favours by being an active. Yes, I'd have to agree that the change to being an active was probably the final straw. I thought the whole point of actives is that you choose a different one each time and get to try out a whole range of things, whereas an activit...
by Antinous1
Fri May 18, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Scouts
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Scouts

Does anyone know what's happening with the CH Scouts? My child seems to be under the impression that the troop is about to be wound up, which does seem a real shame (if it's true) as it's one of the oldest in the country I believe. Also is it true that pupils will no longer be joining CCF in LE, but...
by Antinous1
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Initial Assessment
Replies: 120
Views: 9157

Re: Initial Assessment

Yay! Wonderful news Lippizaner!!

Antinous
by Antinous1
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Initial Assessment
Replies: 120
Views: 9157

Re: Initial Assessment

Well you would have thought that if there was no chance of you getting a place due to residency abroad,that decision could easily have been made beforehand & they would not have let your son sit the exam! It would be a waste of everyones time, so hopefully you can continue to keep your fingers (and...
by Antinous1
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: birthdays
Replies: 21
Views: 1915

Re: birthdays

Thanks guys! It was a momentary wobble (wibble?) and I'm feeling better now. I definitely know this is my problem and not my child's, who clearly thinks birthdays at schools are great fun. MW224 is right though that siblings can often mind most of all when one of them is not there for a birthday. So...