20 things you’ll know if you went to an all-girls school

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Those of us who survived our all-girls secondary school have seen and experienced many things. You may think we were sheltered, but, there are some things that those who went to mixed schools will never truly understand.

Here are 20 things that will be very familiar to anyone who went to an all-girls school.

1. Your school skirt must be at a certain level or you will pay the price

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2. There is always one person with a smelly lunch

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3. Hickeys will always be covered with a scarf and someone will always rat you out for it

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4. Male teachers are there to be constantly ridiculed

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5. There will be constant fear of the older years

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6. Uncontrollable laughing at school masses is unavoidable

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7. There will be many irrelevant announcements on the intercom

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8. There will always be someone who says they don’t study who does

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9. You can go from hating/loving someone to the opposite in seconds

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10. Your pencil case is your life from 1st – 3rd year

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11. From 4th – 6th year it might as well be a plastic bag for all you care

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12. You always say you wish you went to mixed school but deep down you know you wouldn’t ever have actually gone

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13. Girls are always talking

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14. Injections Days are the most dramatic days – someone always cries, someone always faints and someone always mocks the rest

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15. Saying “Oh my God my legs are sooo hairy. I haven’t shaved them in weeks” is perfectly acceptable

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16. No one ever likes the class photo on picture day – no matter how much make-up, fake tan or hair products a person may use

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17. If you wear nail polish you are in serious trouble

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18. The bus was 40cent when you started school and 65cent when you were leaving (it is now €2.30)

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19. Basketball, hockey, tennis or swimming was your forte

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20. School choirs could make or break you

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