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Old 08-19-2020, 05:33 PM
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It’s naturally not much we have seen to Frederik, Mary and their four children these months/in 2020 so far due to corona lock down, cancellations of major family events (as Christians' confirmation), then summer vacation, and now possibly another corona wave.
At least not near as much as we, fortunately, are used too and have seen to F&M and children all others years.

That's why I woke up the other morning and thought: Oh man, Christian is finishing primary school next summer!

Little Christian... he just started in 9th grade this month after summer vacation and thus his last year in primary school. I think this year has flown by!

I think we therefore should have a school update on Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine:

After this summer holidays are:

- Christian started in 9th grade

- Isabella in 7th grade

- Vincent and Josephine in 3rd grade.

The Danish primary school consists of a compulsory kindergarten class and 1st - 9th grade as well as a voluntary 10th grade.

So next year Christian will not only be confirmed, but must also find out what he wants after finishing primary school.

He can take 10th grade at a school (maybe Tranegaardsskolen offers it) or 10th grade at continuation school* (maybe one with sport on the programme) or he can go straight to high school.

* A very popular choice in Denmark. I do not know how 'after school' is translated correctly into English. To my knowledge, “continuation school" is the closest you get to “efterskole” in English. But given that continuation schools are a unique Danish school system, the English “continuation schools/boarding schools” and the Danish “efterskole” are of course not identical schools.
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:43 PM
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What is the purpose of the 10th grade? And what would be reasons either choose to do so or decide against it?
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:46 PM
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What is the purpose of the 10th grade? And what would be reasons either choose to do so or decide against it?
To improve your grades and/or ensure you are more mature for say high school or if you are undecided about what to do after school.
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:54 PM
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As Muhler said.
And you can choose to continue at the school you go to if it offers 10th grade, but many municipalities have set up special 10th grade centers.

You can also take 10th grade at a continuations school which is a very popular choice. You can for example go to a sports continations school where sports and physical education are high on the schedule.

Slightly 50% of Danish school students apply to take 10th grade after 9th grade.
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:10 PM
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So, would normally the academically 'weaker' children take a 10th year so they might be able to continue at a level they might otherwise not be accepted in? Or would it also be common for students with higher grades?
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Old 08-26-2020, 11:17 AM
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Amber petty has given an interview, where she talks about how her friendship with Mary, unsurprisingly, changed when Mary got married and moved to Denmark.

In English: https://7news.com.au/the-morning-sho...tarot-c-670846

I'd say Amber Petty is one of Mary's more talkative friends...
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Old 09-03-2020, 07:45 AM
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The magazine edition of BB this week informs us that M&F intends to prolong their stay at Fredensborg.

It was the intention of M&F to do like QMII: Stay at Fredensborg for most of the summer months and stay at Amalienborg during the winter months.
However, despite there being a longer distance between Fredensborg and the school the children attends - as well as the offices of M&F - they feel very much at home at Fredensborg and have as such decided to prolong their stay.

- And who can blame them?
It's lovely up there. With a whole park you can jog and walk the dog in.
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Old 09-03-2020, 10:55 AM
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I had also chosen to stay longer. Fredensborg is lovely, there is quite, green nature and a beautiful lake - and I don’t think we should underestimate how much Kancellihuset means for the Crown Prince's family - it was there it all began.

It will be exciting to see for how long they stay.
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How long does it take to get to the schools from there?
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Old 09-03-2020, 12:52 PM
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Amber petty has given an interview, where she talks about how her friendship with Mary, unsurprisingly, changed when Mary got married and moved to Denmark.

In English: https://7news.com.au/the-morning-sho...tarot-c-670846

I'd say Amber Petty is one of Mary's more talkative friends...
i agree, not surprisingly - i guess most people's friendships change slightly when people marry and definitely when they have kids. i guess the differences amplify even more so if one doesn't have kids and one does. but the change in their relationship would, understandably, have been on another level with mary joining the RF. i wonder how often they get to see each other these days.

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However, despite there being a longer distance between Fredensborg and the school the children attends - as well as the offices of M&F - they feel very much at home at Fredensborg and have as such decided to prolong their stay.
i wonder if they chose to remain there because of the COVID risk? it wasn't a move they had done in the past to retire to Fredensborg for that much time before.
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How long does it take to get to the schools from there?
About 20-30 minutes.
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Old 09-05-2020, 06:53 AM
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According to the gossip magazine, that is usually well-informed about the court. (They must have a source.)
M&M have employed a male assistent-nanny to look after their children.
https://herognu.dk/frederik-og-marys...-til-boernene/

He will not be titled nanny though. His title will be chamber-assistant.

It is a 21 year old guardsman who has just finished his service as a conscript in the Royal Lifeguard Regiment.

While it is far from unusual that former conscripts from the two guards regiments find themselves employed by the court afterwards, it is very unusual that they start that close to members of the DRF. I mean, you can hardly get closer than looking after someone's children.
I am also surprised at how young he is.

To me that suggests that it might very well be someone they know personally.

M&F have had up to four nannies at the same time, and probably still have one to look after the children when M&F are away. Or simply make sure they are fed and do their homework when mom and dad are at the office. (Amalienborg. They live at Fredensborg, an hour away.)
My guess is that this guy will also be a kind of employed "older cousin/uncle" who can talk sport, games, music, girls (and boys) with the children and who can accompany them to matches and what not. Something older, but more experienced and female nannies may not be able to to the same extent.
And perhaps he is destined to become a close companion for Christian? A future valet?
When Joachim and Frederik became teenagers, they got a male companion too, in the shape of one of QMII's adjutants, major Carl Erik Gustav von Freiesleben. He knew the boys, having been an adjutant for ten years and he knew about being a man, and how teenage boys think and are interested in. They were at the time outgrowing their old and indeed beloved nanny, Else Petersen.
He ended up being very close to J&F until his death.
I can well imagine this is something M&F have in mind.

Or perhaps M&F simply thought: Well, we need an assistant for the nanny. Why not a man this time?

In any way, it is a sad fact that most kindergarten teachers nannies and even school teachers are women. - We all know why...
But is is so important IMO that the children have both men and women as their role-models outside their family.

BTW when the twins were born, M&F employed Bernadette Lion from the London-agency Eden Nannies & Maternity.
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Old 09-05-2020, 07:43 AM
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Interesting choice. Hope it works out well for all of them.
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Old 09-05-2020, 08:29 AM
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It’s naturally not much we have seen to Frederik, Mary and their four children these months/in 2020 so far due to corona lock down, cancellations of major family events (as Christians' confirmation), then summer vacation, and now possibly another corona wave.
At least not near as much as we, fortunately, are used too and have seen to F&M and children all others years.

That's why I woke up the other morning and thought: Oh man, Christian is finishing primary school next summer!

Little Christian... he just started in 9th grade this month after summer vacation and thus his last year in primary school. I think this year has flown by!

I think we therefore should have a school update on Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine:

After this summer holidays are:

- Christian started in 9th grade

- Isabella in 7th grade

- Vincent and Josephine in 3rd grade.

The Danish primary school consists of a compulsory kindergarten class and 1st - 9th grade as well as a voluntary 10th grade.

So next year Christian will not only be confirmed, but must also find out what he wants after finishing primary school.

He can take 10th grade at a school (maybe Tranegaardsskolen offers it) or 10th grade at continuation school* (maybe one with sport on the programme) or he can go straight to high school.

* A very popular choice in Denmark. I do not know how 'after school' is translated correctly into English. To my knowledge, “continuation school" is the closest you get to “efterskole” in English. But given that continuation schools are a unique Danish school system, the English “continuation schools/boarding schools” and the Danish “efterskole” are of course not identical schools.

Thank you for this update on the children's schooling for the 2020-2021 school year and it's hard to believe that Christian will be starting high school so soon.


Regarding the meaning for "continuation school," I can tell you that in my state of California it would refer to an alternative school placement for high school students.


Here's a link to the state's website addressing continuation school.


https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/eo/ce/


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Continuation education is an alternative high school diploma program. It is for students who are sixteen years of age or older, have not graduated from high school, are still required to attend school, and who are at risk of not graduating.
Many students in continuation education are behind in high school credits. Others may need a flexible school schedule because they have jobs outside of school. Some students choose continuation education because of family needs or other circumstances.
Students who attend continuation high schools must spend at least 15 hours per week or three hours per day at school. They take courses that are required for graduation. They also receive guidance and career counseling. Some programs offer independent study, job-placement services, and concurrent enrollment in community college.
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Old 09-05-2020, 11:07 AM
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According to the gossip magazine, that is usually well-informed about the court. (They must have a source.)
M&M have employed a male assistent-nanny to look after their children.
https://herognu.dk/frederik-og-marys...-til-boernene/

He will not be titled nanny though. His title will be chamber-assistant.

It is a 21 year old guardsman who has just finished his service as a conscript in the Royal Lifeguard Regiment.

While it is far from unusual that former conscripts from the two guards regiments find themselves employed by the court afterwards, it is very unusual that they start that close to members of the DRF. I mean, you can hardly get closer than looking after someone's children.
I am also surprised at how young he is.

To me that suggests that it might very well be someone they know personally.

M&F have had up to four nannies at the same time, and probably still have one to look after the children when M&F are away. Or simply make sure they are fed and do their homework when mom and dad are at the office. (Amalienborg. They live at Fredensborg, an hour away.)
My guess is that this guy will also be a kind of employed "older cousin/uncle" who can talk sport, games, music, girls (and boys) with the children and who can accompany them to matches and what not. Something older, but more experienced and female nannies may not be able to to the same extent.
And perhaps he is destined to become a close companion for Christian? A future valet?
When Joachim and Frederik became teenagers, they got a male companion too, in the shape of one of QMII's adjutants, major Carl Erik Gustav von Freiesleben. He knew the boys, having been an adjutant for ten years and he knew about being a man, and how teenage boys think and are interested in. They were at the time outgrowing their old and indeed beloved nanny, Else Petersen.
He ended up being very close to J&F until his death.
I can well imagine this is something M&F have in mind.

Or perhaps M&F simply thought: Well, we need an assistant for the nanny. Why not a man this time?

In any way, it is a sad fact that most kindergarten teachers nannies and even school teachers are women. - We all know why...
But is is so important IMO that the children have both men and women as their role-models outside their family.

BTW when the twins were born, M&F employed Bernadette Lion from the London-agency Eden Nannies & Maternity.
I am certain it is a good idea to allow the children a 'manny'; there are many examples of how well this works. (..)
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Old 09-05-2020, 11:31 AM
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I am certain it is a good idea to allow the children a 'manny'; there are many examples of how well this works. On a totally different topic (sorry mods but I must ask Muhler this!) our local Netflix is finally broadcasting Borgen! I am so enjoying this behind the scenes look at Danish politics with glimpses of 'Queen Margrethe's' back and wonder how the series was reviewed in Denmark?
A manny? I'll remember that one!
How very fitting.

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Interesting choice and I like that Mary and Frederik have a male nanny for the children - breaks away the gender stereotypes. I agree that it seems unusual for the nanny to be so young, but then again I've known people who have been nannies whilst they were in their older teens as an after school job, so it's not impossible.
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CP Mary today seen at the Equitour Denmark Championships in dressage in Aalborg, Northern Jutland.

"It was the girls from Hørsholm Rideklub of 2003, who in their debut won the DRF's Elevskole Cup during the Equitour competition. The winners met Crown Princess Mary after the award ceremony”

http://content.invisioncic.com/r3885...a3746d5505.png
http://content.invisioncic.com/r3885...f18bc8e358.png

Small little article from a horse news site:
https://ridehesten.com/nyheder/vinde...insessen/76194

Great F&M do those things here.
Even though they are out as private persons they take the time to talk and take pictures.

I think it was this morning. I can imagine Mary and Isabella (and maybe Josephine too) drove to the horse show yesterday after the Flag Day. If I remember correctly, Mary and Isabella also privat visited the horse show last year.
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CP Mary today seen at the Equitour Denmark Championships in dressage in Aalborg, Northern Jutland.

"It was the girls from Hørsholm Rideklub of 2003, who in their debut won the DRF's Elevskole Cup during the Equitour competition. The winners met Crown Princess Mary after the award ceremony”

http://content.invisioncic.com/r3885...a3746d5505.png
http://content.invisioncic.com/r3885...f18bc8e358.png

Small little article from a horse news site:
https://ridehesten.com/nyheder/vinde...insessen/76194

Great F&M do those things here.
Even though they are out as private persons they take the time to talk and take pictures.

I think it was this morning. I can imagine Mary and Isabella (and maybe Josephine too) drove to the horse show yesterday after the Flag Day. If I remember correctly, Mary and Isabella also privat visited the horse show last year.
What a lovely day out and taking time to chat with the winners.
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