"Official" Parents' Forum

Area for current parents, past parents and future parents of Blues or Old Blues.

Moderator: Moderators

pinkhebe
Deputy Grecian
Posts: 455
Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:57 am
Real Name: Helen
Location: Brighton

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by pinkhebe » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:07 pm

I found this site when I was first looking for a school for my son, I lurked and then joined properly when my son started the assessment process. I feel a loyalty to this site, and to be honest, I don't need another one, this provides all the support I need at the moment.

I think the mixture of Old blues, current parents and prospective parents makes for a good mix of opinions.

lippizaner
GE (Great Erasmus)
Posts: 157
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:36 am
Real Name: Fil Reid

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by lippizaner » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:52 am

Hear hear! I completely agree with you Pinkhebe. This is a really good site and gives all the support anyone could possibly want.

User avatar
J.R.
Forum Moderator
Posts: 14809
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:53 pm
Real Name: John Rutley
Location: Dorking, Surrey

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by J.R. » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:54 am

Thanks Helen and Fil

We aim to please, your aim......

(Oh, forget it !)
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.

OKS
3rd Former
Posts: 33
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:46 pm
Real Name: Amanda

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by OKS » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:09 pm

Exciting stuff! My "application to join the official parents' forum is being reviewed" and I will be notified. So exciting.................
But seriously I do think there is a place for a parents' only forum as well as this one. There are some chats that maybe you do just want to keep between parents and not let the world have access to. School will have access to both obviously.

sejintenej
Button Grecian
Posts: 3097
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:19 pm
Real Name: David Brown
Location: Essex

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by sejintenej » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:37 pm

OKS wrote:Exciting stuff! My "application to join the official parents' forum is being reviewed" and I will be notified. So exciting.................
But seriously I do think there is a place for a parents' only forum as well as this one. There are some chats that maybe you do just want to keep between parents and not let the world have access to. School will have access to both obviously.
Don't forget, Amanda, that you can PM or email other actual or would-be parents (or anyone else) who subscribes here privately via this site. That way even the school will not know you have contacted anyone let alone the contents.
It is hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.

lippizaner
GE (Great Erasmus)
Posts: 157
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:36 am
Real Name: Fil Reid

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by lippizaner » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:36 am

I've had some fantastic support on here from other parents privately via PMs or emails and have found wonderful new friends. This forum is the best I've ever belonged to. It does what it says it wants to do.

User avatar
jtaylor
Forum Administrator
Posts: 1646
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:32 am
Real Name: Julian Taylor-Gadd
Location: Wantage, OXON
Contact:

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by jtaylor » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:01 am

lippizaner wrote:I've had some fantastic support on here from other parents privately via PMs or emails and have found wonderful new friends. This forum is the best I've ever belonged to. It does what it says it wants to do.
Brilliant!

Julian
Julian Taylor-Gadd
Leigh Hunt 1985-1992
Image
Founder of The Unofficial CH Forum
http://www.grovegeeks.co.uk - IT Support and website design for home, small businesses and charities.

lippizaner2
2nd Former
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:46 am
Real Name: Fil

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by lippizaner2 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:16 am

Thanks Julian. Seriously, this forum is so helpful, and not at all bitchy which is what I have experienced on other forums (not school ones). Invaluable.

User avatar
J.R.
Forum Moderator
Posts: 14809
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:53 pm
Real Name: John Rutley
Location: Dorking, Surrey

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by J.R. » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:23 am

jtaylor wrote:
lippizaner wrote:I've had some fantastic support on here from other parents privately via PMs or emails and have found wonderful new friends. This forum is the best I've ever belonged to. It does what it says it wants to do.
Brilliant!

Julian

AND Grand-Parents ??

:roll:
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.

ailurophile
Deputy Grecian
Posts: 454
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:42 pm
Real Name: Jo

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by ailurophile » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:30 pm

Does anyone know what the 'Parent Portal' area on the school website will be for? Presumably this will serve a different purpose to the parents' forum, but what? I've tried clicking on the link out of idle curiosity; initially this took you to a message saying something about the page being in development, but now it takes you to a sign-in asking for a user name and password. However, the sign-in details given to us for the forum don't work, and there doesn't appear to be any option to create your own account.

OKS
3rd Former
Posts: 33
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:46 pm
Real Name: Amanda

Re: "Official" Parents' Forum

Post by OKS » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:06 pm

The Portal and Forum seem to be the same thing. I couldn't log on for ages, then it suddenly worked. No idea why. Used the details we were given, we don't seem to have individual "names". No one seems to be using it which is a shame, but then maybe not many people have been able to get on it. All the old posts and threads have gone.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest