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by YadaYada
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: The Blue 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3081

Re: The Blue 2012

Mine arrived today.
by YadaYada
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "The Blue 2012" - Oh Dear...
Replies: 60
Views: 4496

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

The shoes were a disgrace
Agreed. DS brought his home in a shocking state. He has shoe cleaning kit at school but when questioned says he only does it if there are special occasions. No-one ever mentions the state of his shoes.

Now clean and gleaming for return to school.
by YadaYada
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: I S I Report 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: I S I Report 2013

Congratulations to all involved in the excellent grading.

Did any current parents receive a parent questionnaire?

In the state inspection system, parents are surveyed on their opinion of the school. I certainly wasn't even aware an inspection was going on.
by YadaYada
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 2013 Admissions Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 10513

Re: 2013 Admissions Thread

It does seem strange that the older pupils were deemed to benefit from a CH education, but the younger ones aren't.
This is just one reason why the school should be providing parents and children a reason for their non-acceptance.
by YadaYada
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 3 weekly grades
Replies: 19
Views: 3505

Re: 3 weekly grades

Hello INeedACoffee!! Happy New Year to you too!
by YadaYada
Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 3 weekly grades
Replies: 19
Views: 3505

Re: 3 weekly grades

Can confirm the pizza (and sometimes hot chocolate!) in DS's house (same house as PinkHebe's son). We used to look mostly at the effort grades pre-GCSE but are now looking more at the grades. But without being given predicted grades, finding it difficult to understand what the grades actually mean -...
by YadaYada
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 3 weekly grades
Replies: 19
Views: 3505

Re: 3 weekly grades

They were 4 weekly grades this time I think. Certainly DS didn't get them before LW but got them last Wednesday.

I'd ring the house parents if you want some clarification on what is going on. :)
by YadaYada
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 3 weekly grades
Replies: 19
Views: 3505

Re: 3 weekly grades

I've just had a look on the parent portal. I'd suggest that they simply haven't been uploaded there yet.
Students have had them - speak to your house parent perhaps if you haven't had them from your child.
by YadaYada
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 14834

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Some of you might be interested that Joe was back at CH recently:

http://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/surp ... aunchbury/
by YadaYada
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 7776

Re: laptops

I've seen laptops on Freecycle - and we've got other computer equipment there too. :)
by YadaYada
Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 7776

Re: laptops

I've said this before elsewhere, but the Ubuntu thing reminded me - Open Office is free, downloadable office-compatible suite that includes word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Or students could create a Google Drive account and use Google Docs. There's no need to buy any softwar...
by YadaYada
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 7776

Re: laptops

anyone can opt to take exams on a computer IF they are good enough at typing to make it worthwhile.
Are students offered this facility at CH? Who decides if their typing is fast enough?
by YadaYada
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: End of term report
Replies: 9
Views: 2974

Re: End of term report

Ah, I see. So not a short cut to the report this year.

We'll just have to wait until after Christmas - although as they broke up on the 8th I don't really understand why it takes so long to get the report and all the letters out.
by YadaYada
Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: End of term report
Replies: 9
Views: 2974

Re: End of term report

Is it possible for parents of older students to access the reports online via the portal?

Not that I know how to access the portal but I'll cross that bridge if I need to.

We are away for a week now and still no report in the post.
by YadaYada
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 3 weekly grades
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

Re: 3 weekly grades

They got them last Thursday. I got my copy in the post on Saturday.