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by chittani
Wed May 24, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An SES member says: it's time for an SES apology
Replies: 67
Views: 48652

http://www.iirep.com/page14.htm

I'd like to draw everyone's attention to this.
by chittani
Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 155952

I wasn't going to post on the board any more, but it seems such a shame to stop at 98. Wasn't there a cricketer who ended his career with an average of 99.99? Bonsai has hit the nail on the head, for my money. If you believe that you're superior in some way, or set apart from the ordinary run of hum...
by chittani
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 60284

You think somehow you're the only one who's ever heard bad language and brutish abuse? The only difference between me and you is that you think it's big and clever to repeat it. What I'm saying is that if people think of you as a stooge, they don't respect you or your words. In that situation, you'r...
by chittani
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 60284

ADG I have to say I regret that you've supplied us with that little snippet. I'm not sure what you're trying to prove, or add to the debate. What's tantalising? If you think I'm a stooge, then you would expect anything I say to be misleading. Anyone who doesn't think so can contact me separately.
by chittani
Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 60284

Suggesting someone is a 'stooge' for the SES is hardly 'personal abuse'. Oh, really? Do you regard it as a term of affection? Badge of honour? Personally speaking, it seems to me like I've wasted a month trying to establish that it's possible to be a member of the School and objective about it, bec...
by chittani
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 60284

Ditto if I start personally abusing you. Ah, but what if they personally abuse me? Do they rap their own knuckles? I thought self-policing was the special preserve of governors of St James, har de har. Look, I'm not really all that offended. As Merry would say, gravitate to the luv, y'all.
by chittani
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 60284

Phew! That stirred things up, eh! My use of the angry faces :bad-words: were an illustration of the emotional atmosphere on the board, NOT of my feelings towards it. Anyway ... as I've said before, I don't mind people being angry who have good reason. I have a tiny issue with people who get most of ...
by chittani
Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 60284

mm- OK, but 20 or 65 still means it's one of the top schools in the country, no? Top 0.1 % I suppose. My own children were there till recently, and I didn't notice them suffering as a result of the quirky teaching methods. When they went to state school afterwards they were 2 years ahead of most of ...
by chittani
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 60284

Daffy, I've read those posts, of course, and very moving they are. But the Governors aren't the same people as the teachers. They're not in a position to speak personally and, for the reason outlined already, they would be well advised to stay away from here. My main point, of course, is that the at...
by chittani
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 60284

ADG No, I was responding to Alban's post, I personally don't see why I should take up the governors invitation when they haven't taken up ours. Come to this site and talk - you will be heard, you will get the chance to talk to us directly, you will have a chance to appologise, and if you conduct you...
by chittani
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 60284

What are you scared of? In case you don't realise, people generally don't enjoy conversing in an atmosphere where they are hated, vilified and mistrusted. Daska's post is quite typical of the kind of 'reconcile this , you b@st*rds!' reaction that can be expected for even the brand of mild approval ...
by chittani
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 155952

ADG

Maybe I'm getting bored - bored with the topic, bored with the board. I know one thing though - I'd rather be a modern postman than a post-modern man ...
by chittani
Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 33574

Hey Sam

You mentioned your Dad ... one of the coolest characters I ever met. I don't know what happened with him, but is he OK?
by chittani
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 155952

No. I don't defend anything.

Who appointed you as the prosecutor, anyway?
by chittani
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 155952

A 'footnote to Plato' isn't a footnote that references Plato! D'oh! This quote from Emerson at the head of the article I linked to explains the sense of it: "Plato is philosophy, and philosophy, Plato, -- at once the glory and the shame of mankind, since neither Saxon nor Roman have availed to add a...

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