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Re: emails

Post by Eruresto » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:18 pm

Great Plum wrote:No news is generally good news... :)
See, I was never allowed to use that excuse...
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Re: emails

Post by Great Plum » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:42 pm

Luckily, I didn't have to write to my parents...
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Post by Eruresto » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:59 pm

Great Plum wrote:Luckily, I didn't have to write to my parents...
Not even an apology note for disrupting his lesson? :lol:
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:10 pm

Nope! :)
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Re: emails

Post by onewestguncopse » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:15 pm

My son started at the school last Wednesday. He is boarding at the moment (I am a member of staff). We have sent him emails and received no reply. Fortunately, I see him and teach him (very odd) but my wife does not so she is feeling very out of it. My point being, that if there was a real problem you would know by now! The new 2nd form seem very well adjusted - no major problems that I am aware of at all. Many think that they are the best year for some time - perhaps I am just biased! :wink:

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Re: emails

Post by Great Plum » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:18 pm

Ian, isn't it quite unusual for a child of a staff member to board?

I was lucky, I was never taught by Dad - it was too hard to work out what to call him! :D
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Re: emails

Post by onewestguncopse » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:22 pm

It is now the done thing to let them board for the first three weeks so that they get the full picture. After that it is up to them. They can be a day pupil or flexi boarder. We wait and see what Harry will opt to do. In the end though, as soon as someone needs his bed full time he will be home again. At the moment, there are spare beds as the new 2nd form entry is smaller this year (no idea why I might add).

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Post by Great Plum » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:30 pm

That makes a lot of sense...
I only boarded on my Grecians as I was a house monitor and I wanted to by then anyway. I must confess, I never felt 'left out' by not boarding - I just knew I had a more comfy bed and less queuing for the showers!
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Re: emails

Post by wickedwitch » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:24 am

I wonder who sang happy birthday the loudest this morning, Barnes A or B!! Happy birthday Louise and Isobel xx
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Re: emails

Post by wurzel » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:36 am

Padlocks

If i remember correctly we were not allowed to lock our tuck lockers - there was some minor pilfering but not too bad and really if you can't have trust inside the house it isn't good.

The only things that became "communal property" were further up the school and were cutlery, umbrellas and cheap bicycles ( an unlocked or locked only with combination padlock bitsa bike was likely to disappear in under 2mins to be found at another house). Even mugs were reasonably safe

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Re: emails

Post by Luisa » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:30 pm

I still have only received one email from my son (which was just one line) despite emailing and writing to him. I have heard from lots of parents that this is perfectly usual & he would be emailing all the time if there were any problems, still hard for us at home though :(

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Re: emails

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:30 pm

Things do not change ------- I received a postcard from my Mother which detailed --- I am well -- I am not well-- I am still in the same place -- I am not moving-- I am moving --- moving to ----

I was required to tick the appropriate boxes -- and return it to my Home.


I should add, that I was 21 and serving in Tripoli, in Libya !!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: emails

Post by YadaYada » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:46 pm

In my opinion (and experience last year) it is far worse for the parents in the first 3 weeks than the new students who are too busy, too excited and too tired to worry about us at home too much.
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Re: emails

Post by midget » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:27 pm

Once a week contact, via the Sunday letter. No email, no telephone. Typical of my father, the first (and only) time I forgot to hand in my letter, Miss Norris failed to check properly, Dad wrote to her, not to me, to complain. Needless to say the letter was lurking forlornly in my writing case.
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Re: emails

Post by J.R. » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:47 pm

Great Plum wrote:Ian, isn't it quite unusual for a child of a staff member to board?

I was lucky, I was never taught by Dad - it was too hard to work out what to call him! :D


:shock: :oops: :roll: :P :D
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