17 Signs You Went To A Catholic School In Australia

Church in summer was basically hell.

1. You spent your childhood naively thinking going to a "private" school made you smarter.

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It doesn’t. And why are Catholic schools referred to as “private” schools anyway?

2. Your uniform was definitely something else.

 

High fashion.

3. And in the dry summer heat, wearing a uniform that felt like a sack of canvas was unbearable.

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A plea to all schools out there – use lighter fabric, please.

4. Even when plaid is in fashion, you still can’t get on board with wearing it.

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Too many years of plaid uniforms have turned you off for life.

5. The rules regarding the school uniform were often ridiculous.

Rules are made to be broken.

6. You loved reconciliation for getting out of class, but you also hated it because you had to think of what "sins" to confess.

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“Forgive me father for I have sinned… I teased my sister. I said a swear word. And I didn’t help my mum around the house. So pretty much the same as last month.”

7. When you heard the words "It’s time for liturgy," you had to stop your eyes from rolling into the back of your head.

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How many services do we have to go to per week, seriously.

8. Unfortunately the phrase "liturgical dance" was in your vocabulary.

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You want me to do what now?

9. Going to church in summer was like being thrown into the fiery pits of hell.

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One rickety fan is not enough to keep the entire student population cool!

10. And you’d pray for the day you never had to hear "Shine Jesus Shine" again.

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Seriously, try to get that banger out of your head.

11. As a kid you’d wear your ash cross with pride after the Ash Wednesday service. As a teen, you couldn’t run to the bathroom fast enough to wash it off.

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And it never looked that perfect.

12. You perfected the art of the monotone voice when reciting prayers in church.

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Could basically do it while sleeping tbh.

13. You ended up growing weirdly fond of religion classes because they were such a bludge.

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Also it was basically the same content year after year.

14. But if anyone asked if you were doing two-unit religion for HSC year, this was a standard reaction:

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One class is enough.

15. Although you knew you could get away with barely studying religion and still be able to pass the exam come HSC time.

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Please, they’ve been recycling the curriculum for years.

16. You had to wear a forced smile when handed a cross as a present for graduating.

Uhh what kind of farewell gift is that?

17. And regardless of how many times you were told "Don’t use the Lord’s name in vain" you just couldn’t stop.

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#SorryNotSorry

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Tahlia Pritchard is a senior writer for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
 
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