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by bella
Thu May 25, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

Point taken, ADG. I was sort of derailed by sugar's questions about the change of governors and SES motivations, and forgot about the other bit. My initial (written) expression of interest re joining the marketing team centred around greater transparency of aims and methods, and that's something I p...
by bella
Wed May 24, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An SES member says: it's time for an SES apology
Replies: 67
Views: 32951

I think it needs its own thread.
by bella
Tue May 23, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

Sugarloaf, I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help. I'm Australian, so talking about an Aussie branch, not the SES proper.
by bella
Tue May 23, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

Pretty much. Condemn the behaviour, not the child.
by bella
Mon May 22, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

Yeah, cheers Alban.
by bella
Mon May 22, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

Yeah, ab's experience (and others that have been written about in the same vein) is pretty disappointing. NYC's (I think) story about being fobbed off with "you don't need to know that at this stage" was cringe-worthy as well. I used time out pretty much exclusively, and I don't really see it as wit...
by bella
Mon May 22, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

I am interested in encouraging a greater transparency, and I've made those views clear already at the school. Saying some of your points would be more at home on an expose website is more a comment on the way you've phrased them than the issues themselves. If you're not talking about advertising, an...
by bella
Sun May 21, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

Dietary recommendations, Alban? You're suggesting we have the dietary recommendations in the initial advertising? Doesn't that sound a little strange, even to you? Your first post of "suggestions" was certainly read with the idea that once I said "I don't think that would be a great idea to have in ...
by bella
Sun May 21, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

Alban, it wasn't a flippant comment about my views. I have in fact just joined the marketing team. Some of your suggestions are things I would be pushing to have emphasised. Others I think are very much more at home on an "expose" website than in an advert for an organisation. On the most basic leve...
by bella
Sun May 21, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

wonder though the wisdom of not using 'emotion' in setting boundaries for young children. The reason why toddlers have tantrums or bite another child is because their emotions are out of control. So to not have emotions play a part in modifying that behaviour (and teaching self-control) seems a bit...
by bella
Sat May 20, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 101934

TD, you might like to read the "SES for babies" thread on the second page of this board. ADG, here's a snip of something I posted there, in case it faded into the mists of BB antiquity: kids 0-5 shouldn't be subjected to any physical or emotional pressure, and that boundary-setting and all interacti...
by bella
Wed May 17, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The next step: we need to act!
Replies: 40
Views: 21219

Yes! Go the plan. But don't tell Bella. Oh, shit.
by bella
Wed May 17, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 56158

The advance had wind enough when there were people blowing in its sails. As Leon pointed out, various monasteries are singularly responsible for preserving literature of all sorts. Ross, I get the impression you watch 5 minutes of the Discovery channel and match it to your agenda. Why have the Raves...
by bella
Fri May 05, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 56158

Hi Celia, again. I hope people can communicate here, and you are passing on what you want to pass on. Keep in mind that Shout is one person, posting one person's opinion on the BB - much of it may be true and/or worth examining. Some of it may be conjecture. Don't be scared off by the aggressiveness...
by bella
Tue May 02, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Moving schools - taking a child out of St James
Replies: 185
Views: 73256

Free, I mean I wasn't sat down and told "this is a form of TM", like it was a guilty confession (or an attempt to present it as an original construct either). I must admit I don't really understand all the animosity toward "a repackaged form of TM". Re your concern that the school fails its students...

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