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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Barnes Mum » Mon May 09, 2011 6:17 pm

lonelymom wrote:Ooooh, don't know, it was only pointed out to me recently by someone so didn't realise it hadn't been there forever. I've never needed to go there, I think it's only the kids and house staff that go isn't it?
Yep, only matrons and pupils who ever need to go there. The wardrobe staff have an allergy to parents! :wink:

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Atticus » Mon May 09, 2011 11:17 pm

We had a fantastic day too. DD's nursemaid is a joy, and after dd staring at her feet on thursday at the thrift shop when first meeting her, dd soon became her chatty self, and they found a quiet table in the library and talked for ages whilst I tried to get the one thing I was missing (organised?not usually!but thanks to this board I am!). Boy was that BUSY

Saw pinkhebe across chapel ( hello!),

asked loads of questions, and am now officially and uncool parent :lol:

What do you think about us, the new parents on this board, meeting up on the first day (after settling our children in, and wondering what to do with ourselves ,and before heading home) at say the Boars Head on the Worthing Road?

Hope that sats are going well for all in year 6. xx

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Atticus » Mon May 09, 2011 11:23 pm

pinkhebe wrote:Oh yes, any ideas where we get the house block rugby shirt from now that Broadbridges have stopped supplying?
Hi ! could you contact your houseparent ( Mrs Davey had 2 boxes of them in her office when we had our interview) ?

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by pinkhebe » Tue May 10, 2011 7:23 am

Atticus wrote: Hi ! could you contact your houseparent ( Mrs Davey had 2 boxes of them in her office when we had our interview) ?
That's a good idea, the matrons didn't know.
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Fairy » Tue May 10, 2011 10:38 am

I like the idea of meeting up on the first day after we have settled the children in :D

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Great Plum » Tue May 10, 2011 1:08 pm

That's true - I don't think parents have ever had to venture down there...
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by wickedwitch » Sat May 21, 2011 11:53 pm

good food in the Boars Head. Is anyones daughter joining 3rd form in Barnes A? I think they are expecting a new person in september as they only have 4.
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by fra828 » Tue May 24, 2011 8:35 pm

[quote="Atticus"]We had a fantastic day too. DD's nursemaid is a joy, and after dd staring at her feet on thursday at the thrift shop when first meeting her, dd soon became her chatty self, and they found a quiet table in the library and talked for ages whilst I tried to get the one thing I was missing (organised?not usually!but thanks to this board I am!). Boy was that BUSY

Saw pinkhebe across chapel ( hello!),

asked loads of questions, and am now officially and uncool parent :lol:

What do you think about us, the new parents on this board, meeting up on the first day (after settling our children in, and wondering what to do with ourselves ,and before heading home) at say the Boars Head on the Worthing Road?

Hope that sats are going well for all in year 6. xx[/quote

It's great how CH has certainly moved with the times, especially in settling newbies in etc, but the term nursemaid seems so old-fashioned, and do the boys not mind being called nursemaid?!

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by englishangel » Tue May 24, 2011 10:22 pm

History Frances, history. for others edification, at Hertford they were called schoolmas.
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Great Plum » Wed May 25, 2011 1:07 pm

The girl 'nursemaids' at CH are known as squitmas...
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by fra828 » Wed May 25, 2011 1:36 pm

englishangel wrote:History Frances, history. .
I do realise this Mary! Just thought the term nursemaid might seem rather dated to the generation at CH now.

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by englishangel » Wed May 25, 2011 6:38 pm

Great Plum wrote:The girl 'nursemaids' at CH are known as squitmas...
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by fra828 » Wed May 25, 2011 9:58 pm

englishangel wrote:
Great Plum wrote:The girl 'nursemaids' at CH are known as squitmas...
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I agree! I used to think it quite funny at Hertford when you had the same schoolma and became someone's 'school sister', was wondering if it was possible to have been a grandschoolma?!

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Great Plum » Thu May 26, 2011 12:59 pm

It's interesting they are still known as 'squitmas' when apparently the word 'squit' shouldn't be used anymore... Tsk...
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Atticus » Thu May 26, 2011 4:16 pm

My dd announced that she found it quite 'disturbing' that she might be known as a squit !!

One of the nursemaids in a boys house called himself a 'guide' which I thought less feminine :-)

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