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by Goblinboy
Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Welcome to our new moderator!
Replies: 17
Views: 14434

Thanks for the welcome.

GB
by Goblinboy
Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A personal view from a parent.
Replies: 62
Views: 39298

bella wrote:... as a reaction to the unreasonable oppression of Mavro.


So what level of oppression is reasonable? :p
by Goblinboy
Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: How do you separate the organization from the people?
Replies: 9
Views: 6345

FT, You're not alone. At the risk of being unhelpful (and rude), it's not unlike how I feel about the USA. I like many Americans, but I don't like a lot of what America does. ( runs away) . ( wanders back) There's a lot of work done on the "tyranny of teams" by various organisational behaviour speci...
by Goblinboy
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The story of our family and an appeal
Replies: 26
Views: 19783

Re: The story of my family

The girls would enter and CURTSEY in front of the teacher before turning and leaving for home. Every girl had to do this in sequence before being allowed home. Interestingly, no parents ever saw this procession and today I do not wonder why. It?s clear that such a set up only serves to humiliate th...
by Goblinboy
Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A personal view from a parent.
Replies: 62
Views: 39298

The voice, language and schemas used in Elizabeth's posting seem quite old-school SES, as Alban observed. Authority implied by length of time rather than capability; unquestioning faith in the school leaders; lack of acknowledgement of the validity of different viewpoints; description of the school'...
by Goblinboy
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools' new statement on the Inquiry
Replies: 101
Views: 60342

Re: Debenham

In 1992 he appeared at my parents divorce case as a witness for my stepfather - so on the face of it he believes in the legal process. Ben, Face value indeed. Debenham appears to believe in the legal process insofar as it can be exploited to support outcomes desired by the SES. According to Hounam ...
by Goblinboy
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Sanskrit language - pros and cons
Replies: 35
Views: 23815

Re: how can you see if kids really love sanskrit, if ...

Saint James wrote:they have no choice and are forced to learn it?


Yeah - it's compulsory from the earliest years at Erasmus in Melbourne, which has the same curriculum as the St James junior school. My kids are learning Chinese, which has a little more immediate practical application.
by Goblinboy
Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:16 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Stories from my family (renamed)
Replies: 30
Views: 21835

Re: Introducing myself in more detail

Thanks for the generous response Ben.

Enjoy the Tasmanian sojourn.
by Goblinboy
Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Stories from my family (renamed)
Replies: 30
Views: 21835

Re: Introducing myself and opening comments

Ben Wheaton wrote:Before I go on, did I get that right??


Thanks Ben, and welcome (even if you are involved in the Satanic cult otherwise known as accountancy ;-))

Would be great to hear more of your experiences of how the SES treated kids, and what led you to leave the SES.

Cheers,

GB
by Goblinboy
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 77422

To take the gender roles further you can imagine the flack I received by the Mavros in Sydney over being not only present but to assist at the birth of my three children. and what on earth did the Mavros think they were doing presuming to give you advice on ANYTHING concerning children, given they ...
by Goblinboy
Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A non subserviant girl's opinion-pls read this objectively
Replies: 139
Views: 77422

bella wrote: don't forget the "guys must wear jacket and tie/suits" rule. \


Somewhat frivolous posting: Suit and tie or long skirt in the Brisbane summer must be a bit of a trial, B? Phew.

I'm sure your typo on "men" is not a freudian slip, BTW. :-)
by Goblinboy
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: WATCH CHANNEL 4 NEWS TONIGHT AT 7.00PM (TUESDAY 14TH MARCH)
Replies: 44
Views: 29640

Thanks Tom and Sarah.
by Goblinboy
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: WATCH CHANNEL 4 NEWS TONIGHT AT 7.00PM (TUESDAY 14TH MARCH)
Replies: 44
Views: 29640

Tom Grubb wrote:And very good it was, too. Great job by Channel 4, I thought.


Tom,

For those of us who couldn't see it, could you fill us in on the content of the piece?

Thanks,

GB
by Goblinboy
Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An SES member says: it's time for an SES apology
Replies: 67
Views: 44236

AntonR wrote:But by far more important, for me personally, is to reconcile with my two beautiful daughters....
Hopefully, I may be able to reach them openly on the BB for the world to see, literally.



Wish you and the family all the best with this, Anthony.

GB
by Goblinboy
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An SES member says: it's time for an SES apology
Replies: 67
Views: 44236

ROFL! Nice work Chittani. No disrespect to Anthony - I think I appreciate where he's coming from, although I suspect no one but the Ravesis will ever really understand what they went through, but an apt response to the outburst. (reviews Chittani's post again, rolls on floor again, approves of serio...

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