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by emmalu9
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The 1996 report
Replies: 28
Views: 21798

This is a fascinating thread, many thanks to M Goldschmied for making these materials available, and to Snowman and Daska for pointing them out. I am amazed there are not more responses to the report and letter by now... I had left the girls school by the time the report was written and luckily neve...
by emmalu9
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 26526

Interesting thread. I've often struggled to reconcile the SES' advocation of complementary therapies and my own experiences since leaving the school. My mum has been into loads of different health fads, both while in the SES and since leaving in about 1993. Anyone remember the funny white powders fr...
by emmalu9
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Don't be Intimidated by St. James Staff or SES Parents!
Replies: 58
Views: 23172

and thank God you finally found the return key.
by emmalu9
Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES then and now - what has changed?
Replies: 121
Views: 50747

I would like to say congratulations to Snowman and Erikdr for managing to conclude what is clearly a very personal issue in such a functional way. Having looked it up it occurred to me that perhaps they are using the term "occult" in different ways...? I'm sure Erikdr wil have an humble opinion abou...
by emmalu9
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Inquiry experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 8823

timtams -v- penguins

Hmm yes the penguin resemblance was obvious but the variety of sugary stylings and flavours, not to mention the fact that they are about half as big again was really quite exciting. Alas for the penguin that there is no such exciting concept as the timtam suck, but then 'penguin suck' actually sound...
by emmalu9
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Inquiry experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 8823

timtams london

I am pleased to confirm that timtams are indeed available from the Australia shop in covent garden - on Maiden Lane opposite the Porterhouse.
by emmalu9
Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Inquiry experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 8823

I know what you mean Tom - I must confess that I didn't really mean to make an appointment - I kind of rang up hoping to be told that I was too late or there were no appointments left, but as soon as Betts' secretary got on the phone and ascertained why I was ringing she said ''How would 3.30 on wed...
by emmalu9
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Inquiry experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 8823

tim tam suck

Thanks ADG! that's the best laugh I've had all day!Now I want a timtam a lot. Maybe one could purchase them from the Aussie shop in covent garden. Might have to go today.
by emmalu9
Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Inquiry experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 8823

whats a timtam?
by emmalu9
Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Inquiry experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 8823

my enquiry experience

I was basically shitting it all day and when I got there I felt about 5 years old, outside caldwell's office or something. It was incredibly stressful, made easier by the fact that Townend was welcoming and grandfatherly, and asked a lot of questions as well as letting me talk. This was particularly...
by emmalu9
Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Who HASN'T been told about the Inquiry?
Replies: 10
Views: 7393

no letter

I didn't get a letter but I do get the Spectrum to make me barf from time to time. I did contribute to enquiry though, thanks to this great site and encouragement from members such as Matthew Woolf. Thanks for that by the way.
by emmalu9
Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 392003

foundation recruitment

I think recruitment for foundation groups starts at beginning of 6th form - am I right, anyone? I have the impression that sixth form life can be made pretty unpleasant if pupils, especially those from ses families, do not join. Did anyone hear about the time when a sixth form boy, planning to spend...
by emmalu9
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Any experiences with SES practices in Holland?
Replies: 36
Views: 20735

Hi Suzanne, I just wanted to say to you that I empathise with the difficulty you must be experiencing in reading a discussion of your immediate and extended family. I know it is not a pleasant feeling, and one that happens too often in gossip-ridden institutions like the SES. I am just one year olde...
by emmalu9
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: EXPERIENCES AT ST. VEDAST (now St. James) AND THE S.E.S
Replies: 604
Views: 392003

Thanks Anita for your comprehensive and lucid posting. You sum up so much of my feeling, although I see it from the child's perspective. My parents would have been at the school with you during the introduction of the measure 'system'/rules. The trouble with coming from an SES family as well as atte...
by emmalu9
Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: girls school
Replies: 49
Views: 25985

TB, You have as much right as anyone else to write on this forum. Your experience of the SES is as valid as that of anyone who ever went to the adult classes. I now look at the SES through different eyes, courtesy of the people on this board Thankyou for this statement, it demonstrates the potential...

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