Tag Archives: religion

May 6th, 2010

Thursday is Scripture day at school

This afternoon Tom came home with a 1964 pre-metric Australian penny that he’d been given by his Scripture teacher for remembering the weekly Bible verse. I asked what the verse was and he quoted – Peter said “You are the messiah, son of the living God.” I asked if he thought that what the Bible […]

Dec 1st, 2009

I’m really rather fond of this time of year

Here we are at the beginning of December, my house is strewn with Christmas decorations, the kids have decorated the tree, we have strings of lights ready to festoon the garden, I have all my special Christmas candles out, the Advent calendar is hanging by the dining table, there’s Christmas music loaded up on the […]

Nov 30th, 2009

Bye, bye November

It’s been fun, I’ve written 12 times as many posts as I did last month making it through my third NaBloPoMo with relative ease and, I think, only minor irritation to my family. We have 2 and a half weeks of school left for the kids, that’s only 12 days of primary school to go […]

Nov 27th, 2009

More thoughts on Scripture in schools

I started to respond to comments on my previous post on the subject but it was getting kind of epic, so I thought I’d better chuck it all in a post of its own. This may be a little disjointed! (BTW, Scripture = Special Religious Education, or SRE, but no-one calls it that.) A couple […]

Nov 24th, 2009

Ethics classes to be trialed as an alternative to “Scripture”

This is fantastic news. It’s about time there was something better for the non-scripture kids to do than go to the library and twiddle their thumbs. When my oldest first started school I hadn’t quite given up on the church, I’d long since moved away from any belief in god but I still saw value […]

Nov 25th, 2008

Wielding her teaspoon*

Caitlin’s class has recently re-arranged their seating and each table group gave themselves a name. Caitlin is sitting with the “Gaybo” group. I asked what the hell that was supposed to mean. Apparently, according to the kid who suggest the name, it means “we’re not gay.” *sigh* I was glad to hear Caitlin had no […]