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by ailurophile
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 10236

Re: laptops

Onewestguncopse wrote A VERY important skill is to learn to touch type - anyone can opt to take exams on a computer IF they are good enough at typing to make it worthwhile. I know a number of universities that now offer lap top exams as an alternative to writing. After all - when is the last time yo...
by ailurophile
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Christmas Card
Replies: 10
Views: 1333

Re: Christmas Card

It sounds as though OBs have all received two Christmas greetings; but current parents are never sent anything. Am I being cynical in guessing that no-one at CH bothers to court us because they know they’ve already squeezed us for every penny we might have to spare… Last Wednesday evening I answered...
by ailurophile
Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Bursary Forms
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: Bursary Forms

Hi Anna Welcome to the Forum, I’m sure you’ll find the support and advice you need here. For what it’s worth, there is a long thread from last year here http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=4063 where Forum members speculated that exactly these sort of anxieties were likely to be created...
by ailurophile
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Contributions
Replies: 37
Views: 6569

Re: Contributions

Pangurdubh wrote: Hello all, first visit to the site in ages so am late to the table. I'd like to raise the issue of the lack of transparency in the process of contributions assessments - from previous comments it seems that this is an old chestnut so apologies if I'm going over old ground. My contr...
by ailurophile
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Class sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 2373

Re: Class sizes

Thanks Mary! The first link has taken me to exactly what I've been trying to find.

I didn't realise that you can use Google to search within specific websites, so that's a very helpful tip in itself - this Forum is useful on so many levels!! :D
by ailurophile
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Class sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 2373

Class sizes

Following a conversation I had with someone at the Deps parents evening last Sunday, I’ve been trying to find out what CH’s policy is on class sizes. I’m fairly certain that this information is specified somewhere on the school web site, but I don’t seem to be able to find it. However I’m also sure ...
by ailurophile
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: school photos
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Re: school photos

Barnes Mum wrote: It's usually only Second Form that have their photos taken With the school now taking an increasing number of new entrants into the LE and other years, as well as new Deps, does this mean that many pupils never get the opportunity to have an individual school photograph taken? I wa...
by ailurophile
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Just checking....shoes
Replies: 21
Views: 4103

Re: Just checking....shoes

I found a brand new pair of size 8 DMs in a charity shop last week for £20. DS is currently in a size 7, so I snapped them up to keep for when they're needed... I just hope his feet haven't stopped growing!
by ailurophile
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: "Official" Parents' Forum
Replies: 25
Views: 4149

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Does anyone know what the 'Parent Portal' area on the school website will be for? Presumably this will serve a different purpose to the parents' forum, but what? I've tried clicking on the link out of idle curiosity; initially this took you to a message saying something about the page being in devel...
by ailurophile
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Saturday Telegraph
Replies: 8
Views: 1896

Re: Saturday Telegraph

I'm sure that I recall a very similar article being published (also in the Telegraph?) just a few years ago. I thought I might have kept a copy, but sod's law I can't find it anywhere; it would be really interesting to compare the two!
by ailurophile
Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Saturday Telegraph
Replies: 8
Views: 1896

Re: Saturday Telegraph

I just wanted let people people know there is an article in the Saturday telegraph magazine about CH. I've just logged on here to say the same thing. My sister phoned me this morning to tell me that there's a photo of my eldest in the article - must have been taken in 2010, just before he left CH.
by ailurophile
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: "Official" Parents' Forum
Replies: 25
Views: 4149

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

How did you log on? I can't seem to do it. Is the username and password they sent us relevant on the new website? I clicked on the 'Current Parent' link at the top of the home page, then selected 'Parent Forum' from the menu on the right hand side of the page, then signed in using the username and ...
by ailurophile
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: "Official" Parents' Forum
Replies: 25
Views: 4149

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

I have just managed to log onto the official Parents' Forum, but the only discussion currently on there is a thread with a few people asking why all the previous discussions have vanished! I notice that there's also a link on the new website to a Parents' Portal, but there's nothing on that yet eith...
by ailurophile
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 9094

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

There are some lovely photos of the St. Matthew's Day parade on the school website. I am rather curious though to read in the accompanying text that 'Hundreds of delighted spectators lined the streets and cheered as the pupils, led by the Band, marched through the City of London.' How on earth did t...
by ailurophile
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Fascinating documentary footage of 1930s CH
Replies: 26
Views: 2553

Fascinating documentary footage of 1930s CH

Returning from dropping DS back to school yesterday evening, I managed to catch the second half of a BBC4 documentary on health before the NHS. It included some brief but fascinating footage of Christ's Hospital during the 1930s, when a research project into the effects of poor nutrition found that ...