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by daska
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 72562

thanks emmalu, I know what you say is right but in common with a lot of other SES people they still have an element of the the 'I cannot remember this and the school would have told us if there were a problem therefore it cannot be true' attitude. When I asked whether anyone in SES had mentioned tha...
by daska
Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: the Irish ses school john scottus
Replies: 22
Views: 15603

no, not talking advanced at all, but am slightly confused by terms for school age groups. 7th form for St James/Vedast is, incidentally, the name of our 'official' ex-pupil organisation. I've never got my head around 'years' so lets stick with ages. When I was at school there were 'O'rdinary levels ...
by daska
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: the Irish ses school john scottus
Replies: 22
Views: 15603

not all, no, certainly the school I moved too which had a good reputation did not offer these as part of the syllabus. But I only know this because some of my fellow 6th formers were re-taking maths and asked for help. To be fair it might have been CSEs they were taking rather than O level but I cou...
by daska
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A Message from the new headmaster of St James
Replies: 130
Views: 70704

You know the strange thing in this is that if that incident was setting a precendent, or at least unusual, then it would have gone around St Vedast and I would have heard of it, yet I have no recollection. We must have all been so desensitized that it was just another in a long line of injustices t...
by daska
Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Musak
Replies: 56
Views: 34731

How limiting to teach that because Mozart was such a genius no one will ever meet his standards let alone surpass them. How arrogant. And how stupid. Of course they won't if they're never permitted to learn the fundamentals of musical composition. I think it's important not to exclude Mozart just be...
by daska
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: the Irish ses school john scottus
Replies: 22
Views: 15603

Surely the description of 'vedic' (whatever it's origins) maths should be dependent on whether it works or not rather than based on the personality of an individual who taught it. Most schools don't teach geometry or trig either but they come in dead handy in the oddest situations - like working out...
by daska
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The Seventh Form?s Independent Inquiry?
Replies: 19
Views: 13862

sorry, I wasn't making myself clear, I think it's important that the 7th form should be made to see that they have a responsibility to their members and that by publishing this they have dropped below the standards required of them. I too hope that the chairman will be independent and unbiased but w...
by daska
Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: the Irish ses school john scottus
Replies: 22
Views: 15603

Would this be an SES based parenting course?! That's seriously scary. But back to Vedic maths, if you get past the bunkum some of the techniques are fine - I do find I remember vertically and crosswise and it takes up less space on the paper. unfortunately it won't do for exams where you have to sho...
by daska
Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES recruiting
Replies: 10
Views: 7993

and the yoghourt skin...

yeuch
by daska
Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Musak
Replies: 56
Views: 34731

Actually Alban thinking back to SES weeks my feeling is that they were not only scared we youngsters might just get a bit 'carried away' by the lyrics - we might start to think - and the rhythm - what, a shagfest in the chapel maybe? (Which is daft really seeing as there was more bodily contact at t...
by daska
Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St james Girls School - remembered
Replies: 35
Views: 26135

Coralie, it must have taken great determination to publish this. Well done, you're braver than I. Denying that you have any right to emotions such as anger and sadness and grief is one of the SES control techniques. I hope this marks the beginning of a resolution for you.
by daska
Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 72562

Alban I think you've hit the nail on the head here, it's fear that keeps us anonymous, especially when you talk to some of the people who went to school with you and their response is (I paraphrase) 'ok so it was a bit wierd but it wasn't nasty in any way, I certainly don't remember anything that co...
by daska
Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The Seventh Form?s Independent Inquiry?
Replies: 19
Views: 13862

please complain about this item on the 7th form site. if the inquiry into the 'mistakes' is limited then the testimonials they seek should also be limited - i.e. specific incidents that are worthy of praise, only boys, only the years specified and they should have to provide dates/times/witnesses et...
by daska
Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES recruiting
Replies: 10
Views: 7993

I can't speak for more recently than a couple of years but there were at that point a lot of spanish speaking employees in the kitchens at Olympia and I'm not at all sure that they are all in SES - or at least if they are they haven't got to the 'if you wear jeans you're no better than a prostitute'...
by daska
Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:45 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Hotmail / Yahoo / Excite no longer suffice for new login
Replies: 24
Views: 19873

domain names

don't know if this would provide a getround but if you only have a hotmail type address you can register a domain name which gives you an e-mail 'mask' and at ?10 for 2 years (approx) it won't break the bank... strange subject for a first post I know but everyone has to start somewhere... I'm stayin...

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