New Entrants'Day

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:14 am

Mine is not too good at getting up in the mornings. I can't see him managing to get up in time to take a shower! In fact, I can visualise him going into breakfast still in his pyjamas!

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by CHDad » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:10 pm

You would be surprised how much they change. My son now wakes up at 6am at school (not at home though), in fact I keep telling him not to get up so early, I never thought I would be telling a teenager that!!!

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:27 pm

Mine seems to have been a teenager for ages. In fact, I think he went straight from the terrible twos in to being a teenager as regards getting up etc and getting washed (and tooth brushed).
Do you know, I am REALLY looking forward to the civilising influence of CH.
I fight a running battle on the tooth brushing front.

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by CHDad » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:49 pm

Ah - tooth brushing is another matter, he may have a clean body but he still doesn't believe his teeth need cleaning.

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by J.R. » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:20 am

I WAS going to make one of my 'funnys' about TOOTH brush, but decided to BITE my tongue.
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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by Atticus » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:09 pm

There is so much support from the school, especially from the wonderful matrons, and their new house mates, that looking after themselves happens very quickly, and naturally. At some stage, showering and teeth cleaning will become important :wink: and tidy stuff = rewards, and untidy stuff = more trades ..
And I'm surprisingly well trained in name label sewing, sock tie stitching, mailing emergency tuck, and rapid laundry turnaround :lol:

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by Barnes Mum » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:39 pm

:lol: Being a Matron I'm finding this thread so amusing to read through!!! Trust me, it doesn't take long for most of the little ones to get organised! :D

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by Ineedacoffee » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:49 pm

Barnes Mum! Are you a mum to a dd in Barnes B? What year? What house are you a matron to? how great for your dd! My dd is in Barnes A. Amazed by matrons. Feel so inept in comparison.
Like having 40 daughters.! :)

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:17 pm

Or 40 sons. What a nightmare that would be!

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by Barnes Mum » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:55 am

My dd is actually in Barnes A in the GE, my oldest daugter was also in Barnes A. I am a Matron in one of the other girls houses, Matrons look after the whole block so both sides of the house - 90 girls! :D

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by YadaYada » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:54 pm

Matrons are angels.

Enough said!

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by cupcakemom » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:30 pm

I found the change in my dd quite staggering! Despite her bedroom at home regularly looking like it's been burgled - she takes great pride in her area in her dorm! She now sorts her own washing when she gets home for a leave weekend and volunteers to shower! The Barnes matrons have worked wonders!
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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:00 pm

Do they have to do chores in house? I hope so.

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by YadaYada » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:10 pm

Yes they do. Different systems in different houses but they definitely do. They are called Trades. Well, they are in my DS's house.

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by pinkhebe » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:17 pm

My son got the prize for the most untidy room/area in his house last term and was on regular civvie ban :oops: I think he's only been on civvies ban once this term :D

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