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Jan. 24th, 2006

I had problems logging in here just now, I had to change browsers to get in!

This morning Mum and I went to a seminar at the Village Hotel in Bromborough. It was by a company caled Positive Solutions who are independent financial advisers. The main topic was inheritance tax and avoiding it. There was lots of boring financial stuff at the start which they are legally obliged to tell you, but there were some interesting parts to which I think we should probably act on. There was a really nice buffet lunch at the end too, all free, so it was well worth going.

In the afternoon I set about filling in David's application for the 6th form at Wirral Grammar. The hard bit is the projected grades, because athough we should have his full results in less than a week, the format in which the results are presented is so different to the British system that it's hard to compare. However we finally managed to access David's info on NZQA's website, and it shows that David aready has 94 credits (80 required to pass) including the compulsory 8 credits in numeracy and 8 credits in literacy, before the results of the external assessments are published, so I don't think it should be too hard to convince them that he's suitable sixth form material! We'll see I guess!

This evening was parents evening at Birkenhead school for Chris. Most reports seemed very positive, he has settled in well and his teachers seem to think he is a bright, polite boy who is doing well, except that he is a pain in art lessons,and talks too much in music! No surprises there, but apparently he's great at Latin and English, and is particularly polite in history!

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takahe
Jan. 25th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
-he is a pain in art lessons,and talks too much in music
Hee, they'd be Finn's favourite lessons!
It sure sounds like David has done well back here in NZ so I'm sure he'll do well there too. That's great, those results.
vivh
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:18 am (UTC)
Chris quite likes art really, he drew some amazing things when he was younger, he just doesn't like "school art", where they tell you what to do and how to do it!
takahe
Jan. 25th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)
Heh, that wouldn't worry Finn, he would still do the art the way he wanted. Trust me, I've seen his art next to the rest of the class, and his is still very much his LOL!
vivh
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
David has done well, he looks all set to have over 160 credits when all the results are in, with a decent amount of excellences amongst them. Anyway the results are supposed to be online tomorrow so then we'll know!
takahe
Jan. 25th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
Darn, your comments are invisible again! But I remember what you said... I think... oh yeah, David. That's great. He must be a rather bright boy, huh!
sheaj34
Jan. 25th, 2006 09:49 am (UTC)
spotted in local paper
I spotted in the local paper that Wirral Grammar Boys have an open evening for prospective 6th forms. From memory think it was the 30th?
vivh
Jan. 25th, 2006 09:57 am (UTC)
Re: spotted in local paper
Thanks, I read about it in the school diary, which was part of the reason we popped up to school this week to make contact before that event. We plan to be there so that David can find out what's on offer, and have a place secure for September, which I hope should be possible earier rather than later!
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