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by Coralie
Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Our Campaign against urs, Parents THIS is what u want 2 hear
Replies: 324
Views: 172639

"Live in the present". That sentence makes shivers go down my spine. It reminds me of the way faults were pointed out to us and was a signal that things that have happened are of no importance to now. If they had been dealt with, then maybe that would be so, but all too often it was a way to put the...
by Coralie
Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Musak
Replies: 56
Views: 40511

Hi Sally, I remember the change from the traditional Birthday song well. We were down in the basement having lunch on my Birthday. As was the custom, those at lunch started to sing "Happy Birthday to you!", to me. Miss Caldwell stood up and stopped everyone half way through and said that we were no ...
by Coralie
Mon May 30, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: View counts and lurkers
Replies: 8
Views: 8952

Sorry, I must admit to being a lurker. I am reading with great interest and having a lot of internal dialogue with myself. When I feel that I can contribute, I promise I will. At the moment I am empathising and sympathising, remembering and letting go. Although I have not physically been around the ...
by Coralie
Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: NEW MESSAGE FROM DAVID BODDY
Replies: 152
Views: 106665

"Patience is my second name" what is your first name ? :black:
by Coralie
Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Why couldn't we / wouldn't we talk when we left StV/J ?
Replies: 9
Views: 8425

Dear Daska, I am also pondering the question, but have not come up with an answer yet. My mother-in-law asked a similar question about timing: how come it has taken so long for the issues to surface? My answer to the last question ,for me, is that now I have children who are of the same age I was in...
by Coralie
Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Any experiences with SES practices in Holland?
Replies: 36
Views: 29603

Hello Piet van der Weijden, Your English is much better than my Dutch. You have piqued my interest when you mentioned Mr and Mrs Van Oyen. I remember a Miss Van Oyen when I was at School. She was over here looking after Maclaren for years. To a child she didn't seem very young. What relationship was...
by Coralie
Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St james Girls School - remembered
Replies: 35
Views: 30058

Thank you daska and dan for your support.

The hardest thing I have found is not being heard and believed. It still makes me physically shake.
by Coralie
Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St james Girls School - remembered
Replies: 35
Views: 30058

I am sitting at my computer shaking, wondering whether I am going to say what I want to say without causing too much damage to people I love. I have chosen this page to write on as it feels safer and I went to St James Girls School. I have been reading the posts for a while now and hope that the old...
by Coralie
Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St james Girls School - remembered
Replies: 35
Views: 30058

Clara,

I have tried sending you a message again. I hope that this time it works. I haven't received a message from you either. I will keep on trying.

Coralie :fadein:
by Coralie
Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St james Girls School - remembered
Replies: 35
Views: 30058

Harriet, I remember Emma from Ballet. We were in the same class for a while. She was friendly and caring. I felt that I could have a good friendship with her. I wish that I had had the opportunity to have gotten to know her better. I hadn't seen her that much nearer the time of her death and was sho...
by Coralie
Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: SES SCHOOLS ACTION: INQUIRY UPDATE
Replies: 98
Views: 74039

Vian,

I applaud you for your courage. I struggled when I was at School to get people to talk about my situation. I felt very much that I was in a washing machine emotionally. With all that struggle then, I am going to have to muster up a lot of courage now to open up again.
by Coralie
Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: SES SCHOOLS ACTION: INQUIRY UPDATE
Replies: 98
Views: 74039

Sarah,

Hello. Thank you for that. I have always struggled to be heard.

Reading these forums, at least, shows me that I was not alone. It is great to see familiar names. It is also great to hear the boys talk so strongly on our behalf.

Thank you again,
Coralie
by Coralie
Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: SES SCHOOLS ACTION: INQUIRY UPDATE
Replies: 98
Views: 74039

Hi Harriet, I was glad to see your name here. I have flicked down through these postings and when I read that the girls were not included in the inquiry, I couldn't help the tears and the old feelings coming back. Our Stories are just as important and I believe shocking. Whenever I think that I have...
by Coralie
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St james Girls School - remembered
Replies: 35
Views: 30058

Clara, I know that at the moment, I will only be able to write a few things down. I was in Miss Caldwell's Class with you. I remember you well and liked your spirit. I missed you when you had gone and envied you for having been able to leave. I was unaware of what was going on with you and am sorry ...

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