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 Post subject: Visit from Pates
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:28 pm 
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DS1 had the deputy head come from Pates this afternoon to have a chat :)
Son was most impressed,not least because he got pulled out of a pretty boring class!
He arrived unannounced and very luckily DS went in today as he was shattered from a bush craft camp over the weekend,Id contemplated keeping him off-DS would never have forgiven me!
He just asked about interests and sports and lessons he enjoyed,all very pleasant.

So,anyone else had their visits yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Visit from Pates
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:38 pm 
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A lady (Head of the Lower School) visited my DD's school on Friday and spoke to the children as a group not individually. My DD is now really looking forward to the taster day next month.


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 Post subject: Re: Visit from Pates
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:36 pm 
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I think its all hitting home now and he's so,so excited.
Love that they do this-DS was the group in his school :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Visit from Pates
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:15 pm 
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Do you know if they visit all the schools?


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 Post subject: Re: Visit from Pates
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:52 pm 
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My understanding from Head of Year 7 was that last year they had pupils from 93 different primaries and they tried to get around as many as possible. I'm assuming relatively local isn't too tricky, but as they take alot from out of county I wonder how far they're prepared to travel! Overseas pupils are phoned??? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Visit from Pates
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Glparent wrote:
Overseas pupils are phoned??? :shock:

Not unusual. I've known quite a few parents who have moved house during or just before school holidays Y6 to Y7, so as to minimise the disruption to the children. The Glos. 11+ can be sat overseas at the childs school, under exam conditions, although the main problem tends to be vocab - especially if the children have been in the USA for some time speaking American English.

So yes, Overseas pupils are 'phoned.

I also notice that there are some Y6's coming to Stroud High from Swindon this year, and overheard conversations of parents going to Ribston / HSFG from Swindon as well. I wouldn't want my girls to do it, but different people have different priorities.

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 Post subject: Re: Visit from Pates
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:10 am 
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Ds1 had his visit yesterday also by the deputy head. He was thrilled and is now really looking forward to the induction days. It is great to see him looking so happy. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Visit from Pates
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:08 pm 
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DS tells me he and the other child from his school were seen together by the head of Y7. I tried to find out what they talked about and he said, sport and hobbies and stuff. stuff?!


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 Post subject: Re: Visit from Pates
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:57 pm 
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Yep lots of "stuff"here too :roll:


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