The Morning After

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Re: The Morning After

Post by Atticus » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:11 am

Hmmmm - dd emailed last night to see if she could do a dance class in Horsham on Saturday's.

Have emailed back, why, and doesn't she have lessons? Lol

She seems fine, but wants more dandy and dr who mags ;-)

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Re: The Morning After

Post by ailurophile » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:41 pm

Following recent posts from Atticus and Pibble, who said "I got the impression from the House Parent that there were a few local children this intake", I am curious - are all local pupils now offered the option of a day place, or does this only apply to full fee payers? I realise of course that even children living nearby might well have a social or emotional need for full boarding; but at a time when the Foundation is struggling to meet the increasing costs of full boarding, surely it would save money to have local pupils attend on a day basis wherever possible.

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Re: The Morning After

Post by Atticus » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:29 pm

CH has always taken local children . In our very specific case , dd has been identified as having a very strong need to go to CH as a border, and has been also given a governor to support her. Problems within families are not geographically governed.

We were not given the option of a day place because of the level of need as assessed by the school.

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Re: The Morning After

Post by ailurophile » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:46 pm

Atticus wrote:
CH has always taken local children . In our very specific case , dd has been identified as having a very strong need to go to CH as a border, and has been also given a governor to support her. Problems within families are not geographically governed.
Sorry Atticus, I had no intention of prying into your specific family circumstances or suggesting that no local children should be supported in a boarding place.

I'm aware that CH has always taken local children; but it has only taken day pupils in the last year. I'm simply interested to know whether this option is now offered to local families who apply for a bursary place - assuming, obviously, that their home circumstances would allow for this. Quite apart from the potential cost saving to the Foundation, there may well be children who could benefit from a CH education but would prefer not to board if they had the choice.

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Re: The Morning After

Post by Atticus » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:40 pm

No problem ailurophile, I know I was being very specific to our situation, but the other local boarding families will have their own specific reasons, and to board only a few miles away from home is an unusual step to make, especially as the state schools here are good.

The day pupils pay a full fee ( without the boarding costs), and there is no bursary available,but I'm not sure about scholarships), but there may be others on here with a better understanding than me .

On a different note - just realised that she has been there for over a week and I forgot to send more named trainer socks - I've been so preoccupied with not getting emails.

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Re: The Morning After

Post by Atticus » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:31 pm

In under a week our dc's will be home - do you wonder how they have changed ? ( or is it just me )

Found out about the ballet - she isn't trying to get out of netball or any lessons, it's something in-house :-)

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The Morning After

Post by cupcakemom » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:18 pm

Didn't think I'd hear myself say this ... but for me the time has gone quite quickly! Communication from my DD is decreasing which I am sure is a good sign and now when she does e-mail there is generally less of the "love you, miss you" stuff at the end which has removed the rather desperate tone to her missives!

I am very curious to see how she's changed. I am equally as curious to see how youngest DD behaves - she has grown up and matured unbelievably over the last couple of weeks - and it's been remarked on by teachers and friends.

Oh - roll on Friday!

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Re: The Morning After

Post by Volupturaptor » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:00 pm

It has gone quickly, although it's not quite over yet.
It is soon enough for me to be sorting through my daughters things for some warmer PJs and a blanket, so I can get them labelled though...
Had a reassuring chat with the house mistress earlier, so really looking forward to Friday now! (Was slightly worried before, in case my weekend might be filled with tales of woe!)

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Re: The Morning After

Post by Atticus » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:11 pm

Oh no - just got a very homesick email :-(

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Re: The Morning After

Post by Katharine » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:49 pm

Atticus - I'm sure that is because the leave weekend is really close now, so she is thinking more of home. I well remember the Housemaster (not CH) saying to me that there would be something wrong with home life if it wasn't better than school. It helped me then.
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The Morning After

Post by cupcakemom » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:09 pm

Atticus ... This time tomorrow ...

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Re: The Morning After

Post by MW224 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:09 pm

Katharine wrote:Atticus - I'm sure that is because the leave weekend is really close now, so she is thinking more of home. I well remember the Housemaster (not CH) saying to me that there would be something wrong with home life if it wasn't better than school. It helped me then.
I so agree and it's what I kept telling myself when my ds had a few hard first days. I feel so excited about tomorrow I cannot wait! Hope everybody has a lovely weekend and no doubt will we be back on the forum next week :(

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Re: The Morning After

Post by Atticus » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:43 pm

I agree, I think that the homesickness is due to her thinking about coming home tomorrow, and that she has been generally fine. I can't wait to see her.

I hope that all the children and their families have wonderful weekends :-)

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