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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.

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.

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


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.


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.


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.


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

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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