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by MW224
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 2014 Admissions
Replies: 81
Views: 12995

Re: 2014 Admissions

Good luck to everyone, especially those siblings! Reckon there is that bit of extra pressure on them...
by MW224
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: New Sports Kit - question!
Replies: 2
Views: 1864

Re: New Sports Kit - question!

Same here...did put in order last week and have gone big again, hoping for another 2 years! Tracksuit jacket out of stock, not in until end of September. 4 items ordered at just over £100, gulp. Will send you email re sizes as in what I've ordered for my DS.
by MW224
Mon May 20, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: House photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: House photos

During Easter holidays we got emailed some letters and attachments. One of them gave the web link plus user name and password, it will take you to the photos of each house.
by MW224
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...
Replies: 60
Views: 4639

Re: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...

I received my copy today. And the first thing I noticed wasn't the way the buckles were worn etc etc, but the happy faces of the pupils. What a great photo.
by MW224
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...
Replies: 60
Views: 4639

Re: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...

Hmmm....aren't the words 'horrified' and 'disgrace' perhaps a little bit too strong? My son's shoes do get checked and he does polish them (perhaps it varies from house to house). And as a mother of 3 boys it never fails to amaze me how they can leave the house looking immaculate but come back looki...
by MW224
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 2013 Admissions Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 11008

Re: 2013 Admissions Thread

With a letter like that, I am sure school would be very happy to discuss contents with you if you'd contact them. 11 is very young and perhaps they feel your child would be more suited to boarding life at 13? But from my understanding it can be more challenging to pass exams at 13+ ? And if you deci...
by MW224
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 2013 Admissions Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 11008

Re: 2013 Admissions Thread

I am very sorry to hear that too. I have plenty of time to worry about my next child trying for CH, in fact he may not wish to do so. But the thought is there in back of my head. Because that could be one heck of a bitter pill to swallow..... And I suppose we would want it more then we did with firs...
by MW224
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: End of term report
Replies: 9
Views: 3075

Re: End of term report

My son's report is on the Parent Portal. I assume that's the same for all pupils? Think it was put on by end of last week.
by MW224
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 2013 Admissions Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 11008

Re: 2013 Admissions Thread

I'm getting a bit tired of being judged for wanting to 'send my child away' like I'm doing it because I'm elitist, don't like her, can't cope or am too lazy to take care of her myself. 'I don't know how you can do it' is what I was told so many times with regards to DS going to a boarding school. M...
by MW224
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 2013 Admissions Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 11008

Re: 2013 Admissions Thread

Agree with the above replies. 'Not easy, but try to be yourself and enjoy the experience' was my advice to my DS at the time.If your children play an instrument, I think they do that during the residential and they will have an interview with one of the teachers as well.And they play football / rugb...
by MW224
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: school photos
Replies: 9
Views: 1947

Re: school photos

I think they could make much more of a fundraiser thing out of school photos. Most of us find it very hard to say no to photos of our children and they are great as Christmas presents for the family. CH lends itself to produce some beautiful photographs, so I was surprised to see last year's were a ...
by MW224
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Four weeks to half term
Replies: 25
Views: 3444

Re: Four weeks to half term

Lovely to have DS back home, mind you I can only describe him as semi concious, I think he is need of several days sleep! Ha yes, same here. I have learned to just let him get on with it the first couple of days. He s still in pj's pottering in his room and just comes down for food / drink.But he's...
by MW224
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 30090

Re: Current reading matter

If you enjoyed 'One Day', try 'Starter for Ten' by the same author. Absolutely brilliant and an easy read. I am currently reading ' the 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared'. It's a very funny and altogether different read. I think it will be this year's Christmas present t...
by MW224
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 6 page article in today's Telegraph magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: 6 page article in today's Telegraph magazine

I enjoyed reading the article very much. Loved the photos of the boys reading. Interesting to read 'fee payers' (I assume full fee or near full fee payers) will be capped at 20% in order to maintain ethos of school. I thought that was positive, still wanting to give the opportunity to those who cann...
by MW224
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Could someone tell me
Replies: 32
Views: 3793

Re: Could someone tell me

Clothes hangers, blue tac, some envelopes stamped and with your home address on...(hint hint) Posters for on wall?
And a bit of chocolate, I was trying to be good and give all healthy stuff but ended up sending a parcel of some 'comfort' food 2 days later.
Good luck!!