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27 Secrets Convent School Girls Will Never Tell You

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2. And "Peace Be With You" was always your favourite bit.

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Muttering "Peace Be With You" and shaking hands with those around you quickly turned into a riot of high fives with your friends.

3. Although the potential for rejection was very real.

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Not establishing eye-contact before reaching for someone's hand = rookie error. Awkward fumblings ruined the fun in this part of service.

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8. But none of them were as scary as the nun graveyard.

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Flanked on two sides by astro-turf, you could almost forget the overgrown headstones were there... until you accidentally tripped over one and had to outrun the nun-ghosts.

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13. But your puberty chats were more graphic than Saw.

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They were given to you in year 7, and detailed a ruthless account of everything that could happen to the female body in the next 60 years.

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19. Morning prayers always included a dirty word.

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Students were in charge of choosing the prayer each morning, which meant more references to a "SHAFT of light" than you care to remember.

22. Convents came with a lot of merch.

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Backpacks, blazers, boaters: if it was big enough to smack an emblem and "Sub Marae Nomine" on it, it became part of your uniform.

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25. Ash Wednesdays launched the annual competitions of who could keep the mark on their forehead the longest.

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As part of the service, the priest puts a cross on everyone's forehead using ash. Seasoned professionals left it there all day and were considered the height of cool.

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