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by Moxons
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 66251

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Thanks for the reply AT. I understand I came here a bit late and everything has already been said, but my wrecked childhood stories would rank with the best! Joking. Kind of... I don't know much about the British side of things, except for the annual visits by McLaren and subsequent meetings, reside...
by Moxons
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 49109

Re: Tears Roll Down

Yep, plenty of funnel webs in that backyard. Also small black scorpions. I used to take them to school! (Not School). I think I remember the Midsummer Night's Dream episode. There were a few similar productions in our little amphitheatre, not to mention the maypole! I'm glad you remember my dad. gen...
by Moxons
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 49109

Re: Tears Roll Down

Hi Tootsie. Oh, yes. I did woodwork. Lots and lots of woodwork. I also cleaned and scrubbed every inch of that Wilmot St building. Bees wax and a cloth, hands and knees, attention on the working surface. I was in SOP between 1970 and 1980 approx. My parents were involved for years beforehand and a b...
by Moxons
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 49109

Re: Tears Roll Down

Obviously I came here much too late. The Ravesis were family friends, and lived nearby. Mr Ravesi was actually a tutor of mine at various points when I was in my very early teens. He also taught my young boys group Latin. I remember every declension he taught me. My little sisters were in the same l...
by Moxons
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PRISON TIME FOR ST JAMES INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS STAFF?
Replies: 4
Views: 6308

Re: PRISON TIME FOR ST JAMES INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS STAFF?

@ sydneykatieking A slap in the face? Luxury! I believe I knew the Miss R you mention, although there were two crusty, bitter old ladies with that initial I can think of... I was in a group of five young boys between 1970 and 1980 ( I was aged 7-17), and we always had completely unqualified men in c...
by Moxons
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 66251

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Wow. Looks like I may have found some fellow Sydney SOP sufferers from my era! I detect the same bitterness and frustration that I feel, and have felt all my adult life. For some reason I typed "Michael Mavro" into Google the other day, and here I am. He is an un-erasable part of my life t...

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