* Conversation at the school gate. "Hello, Mummy. I swallowed some urine today." Mummy looks aghast before a scholfriend adds: "I think you mean chlorine."
They had been swimming.
* The reason for the absence of a teacher - she was recovering from a hysterectomy - got out. The following conversation took place with Year 10 twins.
Twin one: "We reckon she's putting it on."
Twin two: "Yeah, she doesn't need all that time off. Our dad had the same thing and he went back to work the next day."