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Post by wickedwitch » Sat May 21, 2011 11:35 pm

Hello there,

my father in law seems to be under the impression that there is some kind of family picnic at CH in June. Anyone know anything about this?
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Post by OKS » Sun May 22, 2011 12:31 am

Probably means Parents' Day.

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Re: picnic

Post by YadaYada » Sun May 22, 2011 8:47 am

Parent's Day - 26th June this year.

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Post by J.R. » Sun May 22, 2011 12:02 pm

.... all Teddy-Bears welcome !
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Post by Mrs C. » Sun May 22, 2011 6:42 pm

yes Parents` Day - houses usually have a BBQ and many families bring picnics
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Post by CHDad » Sun May 22, 2011 7:39 pm

Does the Band play on Parents Day?

Also:
Does anyone know the format for speech day?
I assume Parents can watch the parade? However I am not sure of the timings (think it may have bneen in the Head Masters letter which we have unfortunately misplaced).

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Post by dinahcat » Sun May 22, 2011 8:03 pm

Yes you can watch the band parade. If you are there early enough you can watch the Lord Mayor et al going into chapel. If you arrive when they are in chapel you can hear the uplifting singing from outside and imagine how you will feel when it is your child's turn. Oh dear, have gone all cheesy. Perhaps it is because number one is about to leave ... now ,where is my hat?

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Post by ailurophile » Mon May 23, 2011 10:20 am

If you arrive when they are in chapel you can hear the uplifting singing from outside and imagine how you will feel when it is your child's turn. Oh dear, have gone all cheesy. Perhaps it is because number one is about to leave ... now ,where is my hat?
I hope you enjoy your day Dinahcat! It's not in the least cheesy to look forward to your chance to dress up and be proud of your child. We were very disappointed not to receive an invitation to the Speech Day service last year as parents of a departing GE. Pupils leaving at this stage receive the Charge and are presented with a bible at the service, but their parents are not invited to attend. I did ask, but was told that Speech Day is for Grecians' parents only. With increasing numbers of pupils opting to leave CH after their GCSEs (16 last year as I recall), maybe it is time for the school to reconsider this policy.

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Post by lonelymom » Mon May 23, 2011 11:01 am

dinahcat wrote:Yes you can watch the band parade. If you are there early enough you can watch the Lord Mayor et al going into chapel. If you arrive when they are in chapel you can hear the uplifting singing from outside and imagine how you will feel when it is your child's turn. Oh dear, have gone all cheesy. Perhaps it is because number one is about to leave ... now ,where is my hat?
Never mind your hat, where are your tissues???
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Post by Great Plum » Mon May 23, 2011 12:49 pm

ailurophile wrote:
If you arrive when they are in chapel you can hear the uplifting singing from outside and imagine how you will feel when it is your child's turn. Oh dear, have gone all cheesy. Perhaps it is because number one is about to leave ... now ,where is my hat?
I hope you enjoy your day Dinahcat! It's not in the least cheesy to look forward to your chance to dress up and be proud of your child. We were very disappointed not to receive an invitation to the Speech Day service last year as parents of a departing GE. Pupils leaving at this stage receive the Charge and are presented with a bible at the service, but their parents are not invited to attend. I did ask, but was told that Speech Day is for Grecians' parents only. With increasing numbers of pupils opting to leave CH after their GCSEs (16 last year as I recall), maybe it is time for the school to reconsider this policy.
Do pupils in the GE who are leaving not receive their bible at the Leaving Service anymore then?
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Re: picnic

Post by ailurophile » Mon May 23, 2011 2:19 pm

Do pupils in the GE who are leaving not receive their bible at the Leaving Service anymore then?
You're probably right Matt, and I'm getting confused! DS came home with his bible on the last day, so it must have been given to him at the Leaving Service. Of course, the Leaving Service is for the whole school so parents don't get invited to that either... I'd still have liked the opportunity to attend Speech Day, if only to see what is involved (and to give my hat a rare outing!!). Parents of GE leavers shouldn't just be ignored.

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Mon May 23, 2011 2:36 pm

ailurophile wrote:
If you arrive when they are in chapel you can hear the uplifting singing from outside and imagine how you will feel when it is your child's turn. Oh dear, have gone all cheesy. Perhaps it is because number one is about to leave ... now ,where is my hat?
I hope you enjoy your day Dinahcat! It's not in the least cheesy to look forward to your chance to dress up and be proud of your child. We were very disappointed not to receive an invitation to the Speech Day service last year as parents of a departing GE. Pupils leaving at this stage receive the Charge and are presented with a bible at the service, but their parents are not invited to attend. I did ask, but was told that Speech Day is for Grecians' parents only. With increasing numbers of pupils opting to leave CH after their GCSEs (16 last year as I recall), maybe it is time for the school to reconsider this policy.
HANG ON !! ---- What is meant by "Grecians' Parents only"
I thought ALL Parents were welcome on Speech Day.
Mine were there in 1945 --- and I was only a Dep.
Have CH decided to go "Up Market " ? do they now "Grade Parents" according to their child's achievements ? :(

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Re: picnic

Post by ailurophile » Mon May 23, 2011 3:16 pm

HANG ON !! ---- What is meant by "Grecians' Parents only"
I thought ALL Parents were welcome on Speech Day.
Mine were there in 1945 --- and I was only a Dep.
Have CH decided to go "Up Market " ? do they now "Grade Parents" according to their child's achievements ?
I believe it's just a space issue Neill, and that there is only room in the chapel to invite the parents of leavers. It's just that CH appear to define all leavers as Grecians, and don't acknowledge those who depart in the GE.

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Re: picnic

Post by englishangel » Tue May 24, 2011 8:35 am

Interesting this thing about hats. Many of us Hertford OBs are hat wearers (me included).

Barry and I went to a christening on Sunday in a little village in Surrey and as it was a very windy day I thought I would leave the hat at home. Whether that was what everyone else had thought as well I don't know but there was not a single hat in the church. A few floral headbands but no hats.

Plenty of (too) short dresses, bad artificial tans and goosebumps.

The rector was fantastic. He had clearly had a life before the church and we were trying to guess what he had done. I thought either an actor or in the forces, but he came and sat with us at the party and it turned out he had been a barrister (much the same as an actor I suppose).
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Re: picnic

Post by dinahcat » Tue May 24, 2011 9:45 pm

lonelymom maybe the tissues are a good idea as my joy will be unbounded that one set of fees will be no more...perhaps two slices of toast with the beans by way of a celebration?

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