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probably should have kept you guys posted but yeah...I dropped out yesterday...last day of school forever...seems kind of...I dunno. I got drunk last night to celebrate, and I'm getting drunk now to forget I don't know what to do now...it's 10 in the morning and it's drunk! happy ANZAC day to everyone!
04-25-2008 10:02 AM
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Banana Banana Banana Banana
Whoooo!!! Welcome to the land of somewhat more free.

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04-25-2008 10:51 AM
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yay! no more exams, no more essays, no more uniforms! *happy/drunk dance*
04-25-2008 11:10 AM
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Rofl. Take it easy on the Schnaps, yeah? Razz

And congrats.
04-25-2008 12:25 PM
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duuude, so awesome!!!! Can i ask? What school did you go to?

AND WHATS IT LIKE NOT HAVING TO GO TO SCHOOL ANYMORE!!!

"People often compete to be considered right rather than collaborating to find the real answer."-Will.

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congratulations Biggrin enjoy the freedom Laugh
04-25-2008 01:25 PM
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psst pass the alcohol
04-25-2008 01:31 PM
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I really wish I could drop out. But I need to get a job and move out first Laugh
Thing is, I want to learn stuff, and I want to put what I can to use in the career-oriented world. But how will I do it without school? I don't know how unschooling will do on a CV...
But that's all blablabla. Congrats! BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin Hope you'll have fun, and that you'll manage without.. Whatever education it is you're missing out on. Giggle

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04-26-2008 08:08 AM
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Get a GED after you drop out.

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04-26-2008 08:18 AM
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She lives in Australia.

And congrats! Bouncey Banana Bouncey Banana

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04-26-2008 08:42 AM
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darthmat Wrote:She lives in Australia.

I just looked into Austrailian education, and DAMN is is confusing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_school
04-26-2008 09:42 AM
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Lol. Drink like a Russian for me. Good luck with whatever you do.

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04-26-2008 10:26 AM
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Good job! You have left the system.

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04-26-2008 11:10 AM
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Congratz! Have any plans for your freedom?

RelentlessToastress Wrote:I really wish I could drop out. But I need to get a job and move out first Laugh
Thing is, I want to learn stuff, and I want to put what I can to use in the career-oriented world. But how will I do it without school? I don't know how unschooling will do on a CV...
But that's all blablabla. Congrats! BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin Hope you'll have fun, and that you'll manage without.. Whatever education it is you're missing out on. Giggle
Aside from the GED or pursuing college credit, in many fields you can build up a portfolio of work to show employers or clients, and a list of skills you have.
04-26-2008 11:46 AM
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Coma Girl Wrote:duuude, so awesome!!!! Can i ask? What school did you go to?

AND WHATS IT LIKE NOT HAVING TO GO TO SCHOOL ANYMORE!!!

I went to Ashwood, or Trashwood as it's not so affectionately known as.
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xcriteria Wrote:Congratz! Have any plans for your freedom?

I've been trying to get a job but no luck so far. I'm thinking of going to TAFE (kind of like university but it's cheaper, you spend less time there and you do more practical work rather than essays and writing) to get a diplomabut I have no idea what course to do. Lots of them require Year 12 and I dropped out in Year 11, fucking VCE crap.
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Do you live near Melbourne? RMIT has lots of TAFE courses that don't require a VCE.

P.S. TAFE ain't that great. I'm dropping out of the one I enrolled in at the start of this year. (Computer science).

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04-26-2008 07:14 PM
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yeah, I live in the suburbs around Melbourne but I'd have to take a train into the city everyday and I can't be stuffed.
04-27-2008 12:59 PM
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Thanks for the advice people, but what's a GED? I'm Norwegian, I dunno if we have an equivalent.. Embarrassed

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04-28-2008 08:38 AM
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RelentlessToastress Wrote:Thanks for the advice people, but what's a GED? I'm Norwegian, I dunno if we have an equivalent.. Embarrassed

GED = General Educational Development.

Essentially, a high school equivalency test.
04-28-2008 08:52 AM
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Eidolon Wrote:
RelentlessToastress Wrote:Thanks for the advice people, but what's a GED? I'm Norwegian, I dunno if we have an equivalent.. Embarrassed

GED = General Educational Development.

Essentially, a high school equivalency test.
Aha... Maybe I should look for something like that Biggrin Thanks!
I've dropped out by the way! Haha! But I'm starting a new three-year education this autumn... Hope it'll be better than this year has been Razz

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05-11-2008 07:16 AM
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