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Summary:

The Chalet School is challenged by the arrival of a pupil with Aspergers Syndrome.  How will they cope?


Rated: General
Categories: Ste Therese's House Characters: None
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Challenges:
Series: Rachel Tests the Chalet School
Chapters: 78 Completed: Yes
Word count: 110729 Read: 175329
Published: 05 Jul 2011 Updated: 10 Feb 2012
Story Notes:

Due to the fact that this story is set pretty well in the current time period, and my wish to retain some characters that we know from the series itself, we have a rather aged Hilda and Nell (and others) holding the reigns here.  They are not as old as they would be, but some of their reactions do come from the fact that they are still working at the school when others would be long since retired.

1. Chapter 1 by Squirrel [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (856 words)

I may or may not post much more of this particular story - this was just a practice to explore the practicalities of posting!

Whether or not I'll post fic's here is still hanging in the balance, and will no doubt depend on the day as to what I think, but...  If I know roughly what to expect, I can at least be somewhat prepared if I decide to give it a go properly...

2. Chapter 2 by Squirrel [Reviews - 10] (2237 words)

 

Thanks to everyone who reviewed. :)

 

3. Chapter 3 by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarhalf-star (1513 words)

Thank you to everyone who has reviewed.

4. Chapter 4 by Squirrel [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2531 words)

Thanks to everyone who reviewed.

5. Chapter 5 by Squirrel [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1510 words)

6. Chapter 6 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarhalf-star (681 words)

Thanks all...  Just a short chapter today, but important in setting the scene...

7. Chapter 7 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarhalf-star (668 words)

Another short chapter...  Thanks to everyone who has reviewed.

8. Chapter 8 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] (1484 words)

Thanks for the reviews. :)

9. Chapter 9 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] (671 words)

10. Chapter 10 by Squirrel [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1170 words)

Thanks for the reviews all

11. Chapter 11 by Squirrel [Reviews - 5] (1283 words)

Thanks once again for all those who have taken time to review.

12. Chapter 12 by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2309 words)

Thanks once again to everyone who has so kindly reviewed.

Slightly longer chapters again now...

13. Chapter 13 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (4258 words)

Thanks once again to all who reviewed. 

14. Chapter 14 by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] (1041 words)

Once again, thanks for all the reviews...  Slightly shorter chapter again now.

15. Chapter 15 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstar (2927 words)

Thanks to all reviewers 

 

Updated 7/9/11

16. Chapter 16 by Squirrel [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (5751 words)

Thanks once again to everyone who reviewed...  It's another rather lengthy chapter this time...

 

Posted 12/9/11

17. Chapter 17 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1199 words)

6/10/11

Sorry for the delay in posting.  I just lost track of time...

Just a short bit this time.

18. Chapter 18 by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1346 words)

Thanks to everyone who reviewed.  Here's the next part.

 

Updated 10/10/11

19. Chapter 19 The Day of the Tea Party by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1311 words)

Thanks once again to everyone who commented

 

posted 12/10/11

20. Chapter 20 - Visiting Jo by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (760 words)

Thanks to all who commented...  Just a short chapter this time

 

(15/10/11)

21. Chapter 21 - To visit with an Author by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (772 words)

Thanks once again all...  seeing they're fairly short updates, here's another one now

16/10/11

22. Chapter 22 Saturday Evening by Squirrel [Reviews - 5] (735 words)

Thanks once again for reviews everyone.

 

17/10/11

23. Chapter 23 - In the common room by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (527 words)

Thank you once again to everyone who reviewed...  As promised, here's the next update...  Hope it's not too much of a disappointment!!! ;)

 

18/10/11

24. Chapter 24 - The Staff Discuss by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (797 words)

Back again.  This may or  may not help with the cliff...  It all depends on how you look at it I guess! ;)

 

19/10/11

25. Chapter 25 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] (677 words)

Thanks once again all...

Another short post this time, taking us one more small step along the road to understanding what is going on here...

20/10/11

26. Chapter 26 by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (753 words)

Once again, thank you to those who reviewed.  

21/10/11

27. Chapter 27 - In with the Heads by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1110 words)

Thanks once again to all who commented.  We're slowly reaching the evenings entertainment now! ;)

22/10/11

28. Chapter 28 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] (673 words)

Thanks to everyone who commented...  A slight change of focus again here...

23/10/11

29. Chapter 29 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] (1470 words)

Thank you once again to everyone who reviewed...  This section is a little longer again.

24/10/11

30. Chapter 30 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (417 words)

Thanks once again for the reviews.  Just a short section here - cat amongst the pigeons anyone??? ;)

26/10/11

31. Chapter 31 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstar (522 words)

Thanks once again! :)  Another shortish update here.

 

28.10.11

32. Chapter 32 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (681 words)

Thanks all.  Another shortish update here...

29/10.11

 

33. Chapter 33 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (791 words)

Thanks once again for the reviews...

Now, it's Saturday, no it's Sunday, oh! it's Saturday...  Seems a bit of chopping and changing of days here...  Sermons ahoy, apparently! ;)

30/10/11

34. Chapter 34 - Other Sunday Happenings... by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (856 words)

Thank you once again to everyone who commented.  My apologies for the lengthy delay...

posted 30/11/11

35. Chapter 35 - Matron's advice by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (650 words)

Thank you all for your continued enthusiasm for this story.  seems we're into short updates right now, so here's a little more

36. Chapter 36 - A Little English... by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (925 words)

Thank you to everyone who reviewed.  It's good to see that people continue to enjoy this story several years after it was written.

37. Chapter 37 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2286 words)

Thank you once again everyone...

This bit is rather longer...

 

4/12/11

38. Chapter 38 by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (504 words)

Thanks once again for the reviews.  Shorter bit this time...

5/12/11

39. Chapter 39 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarhalf-star (910 words)

Thanks once again all...

 

6/12/11

40. Chapter 40 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1032 words)

Thanks once again all...  And to Beecharmer who inadvertantly reminded me that I'd meant to post on this before leaving this morning! ;)

7/12/11

41. Chapter 41 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1448 words)

Thank you once again all.

8.12.11

42. Chapter 42 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (532 words)

Thanks all...  I guess we'll see what Hilda wants with the girls soon.  But first, an interlude...

9.12.11

43. Chapter 43 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstar (1051 words)

Thanks for the reviews...

So just what did Hilda want?

`10.12.11

44. Chapter 44 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (609 words)

Thanks for the comments.  Another little bit here...

45. Chapter 45 - Another brief interlude by Squirrel [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (312 words)

Thanks once again all...  We're going to other places for a few paragraphs now...

 

12/12/11

46. Chapter 46 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (592 words)

Thanks to those who commented.  Back to the girls now...

14/12/11

47. Chapter 47 by Squirrel [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1433 words)

Thanks once again for all the reviews.

Another slightly longer chapter now...

15/12/11

48. Chapter 48 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (647 words)

Thanks for the reviews again.  

Elder...  It's good hearing you enjoy Rachel's story so much.  I'm not sure whether more of it appears in this story or not - there were some concerns about it possibly needing a 'maturity' warning, so it eventually becomes a stand-alone story, which I will post once I'm sure it's no longer included in the rest of the story.

Here's another little bit now...

16/12/11

49. Chapter 49 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (889 words)

Thank you once again to those who have so faithfully reviewed.

18/12/11

50. Chapter 50 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (585 words)

Thanks once again to all who reviewed! :)

19.12.11

51. Chapter 51 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarhalf-star (1639 words)

Thanks once again all...  Must admit this is one of my favourite sections - in that I think things pick up again, rather than simply being filler-like.

Slightly longer post for you all today...

 

20/12/11

52. Chapter 52 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (587 words)

Thanks for the reviews all...

Smaller chapter again now.

21/12/11

53. Chapter 53 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1373 words)

Thank you once again all...

Slightly longer section again here.

22/12/11

54. Chapter 54 by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1229 words)

Hi all...  Thanks for the reviews.  Sorry about the delay - mix of computer problems mixed with Christmas stuff.  Hope you enjoy this chapter...

 

28/12/11

55. Chapter 55 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1024 words)

Thanks for the comments all.  

29/12/11

With all this change around the place, how's Rachel coping...  Let's go see! ;)

56. Chapter 56 - The Mischievous Ashley by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2269 words)

Thanks once again for all the comments.  Here's a slightly longer bit again, what happens when you mix a mischievous toddler with a Joey whose wrapped up in her work??? 

I think this might be one of my favourite scenes.

Happy New Year all by the way!

31/12/11

57. Chapter 57 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1180 words)

Happy New Year everyone...

Thanks once again for all the reviews.

Speaking of Tamara's difficult evening - let's see how she coped.

1/1/12

58. Chapter 58 - Len, and Tamara by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3455 words)

Thank you once again all.  I guess that life is rarely ever straightforwards, and sometimes throws a spanner in the works when we're planning on doing things - and Ashleigh and Jo did that for Len!

Now it's time to see what happened from their points of view...

Warning - rather lengthy chapter!

2/1/12

59. Chapter 59 - dealing with Joey by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (696 words)

Thanks to those who reviewed.  Here's another little update.3/1/12

60. Chapter 60 - future possibilities for Rachel? by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1260 words)

Thank you everyone for the reviews on everything I posted yesterday.  

Another change of subject now...

61. Chapter 61 - Various Staff Discussions... by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3505 words)

Thanks once again for all the reviews, and to those who read/reread this story without always commenting.  I had a look through the numbers of times various chapters had been read and was amazed at how high some of those numbers were - so hello out there!!! ;)

62. Chapter 62 - The girls react by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1566 words)

Once again, thank you for all the reviews.

Now we've looked at the staff for a bit, let's go see how the girls react to the latest bombshell they've had thrown at them 6/1/12

63. Chapter 63 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2275 words)

Thanks once again for all the reviews> :)

Back to a bit more story, and see where it goes from there...

7/1/12

64. Chapter - A new headmistress? by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2991 words)

Thank you once again all.  This could be rather long...  Sorry! :)

65. Chapter 65 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1711 words)

Thank you all once again.  I'm not too sure that this next chapter answers any questions really, but it might be a start.

Enjoy!

10/1/12

66. Chapter 66 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2376 words)

Thanks once again to everyone who commented.  I'm not sure that this answers any questions, we seem to be going in other directions.  All the same, I hope you enjoy... ;)

11/1/12

67. Chapter 67 - Rachel's Story by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2023 words)

Thank you once again everyone.  We are slowly approaching the run up to half term - by which point I think I'll probably better start another part, considering how lengthy this part has got!

We're having a bit more jumping fore and back between Rachels visit, and the one taking place between Len and Reg, and Tamara here...

12/1/12

68. Chapter 68 by Squirrel [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1181 words)

Thank you once again all...

Several people have asked what Joey thought of Rachel's story in its finished form.  Well, here it is! ;-)

13/11/12

69. Chapter 69: Country Dance Evening - Teaching the Dashing White Sergeant by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1039 words)

Thank you once again to all who commented.

Coming up - a little bit of light hearted fun! :)

14/1/12

70. Chapter 70 - Miss Bannock's Revenge by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2368 words)

Hi again everyone!

Thanks for your patience recently, and all the reviews.  There's a real chance that people who are reading through for a second time will notice differences to this section from the first posting.  It's changed rather!  (if people don't and would like, I'll explain in later chapters...)  Slightly longer chapter again now.

Hope that everyone's having a good weekend!

71. Chapter 71 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (963 words)

Thanks once again all.  Shorter chapter today.

72. Chapter 72 - With Matron by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1122 words)

Thanks once again everyone.  Here's a little more...

31.1.12

73. Chapter 73 - letters by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1990 words)

Thanks everyone.

Slightly longer chapter here again...  More fall out.

1/2/12

74. Chapter 74 by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1370 words)

Thank you once again everyone.

Shorter update this evening

5/2/12

75. Chapter 75 - The Inspection... by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (4262 words)

Thank you once again all for the comments.  For those of you who haven't read through this on the board, the inspection was previously held by a newspaper crew, after a letter was published in it about the teachers - particularly Len, reminding people of her fathers illness.  This may not hold together as well with the change of the letter being sent only to the inspectorate...

lengthier post this evening...

7/2/12

76. Chapter 76 - Joey by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1324 words)

Thank you again all...

8.2.12

77. Chapter 77 - Reactions by Squirrel [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1705 words)

Thank you once again to Mary, Elder, and Beecharmer for taking the time to comment.

Another slightly longer section here - with whispers of fun to come in the future...

9/2/12

78. Chapter 78 - The Waterfight by Squirrel [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1554 words)

Thank you once again all...  I'm thinking about starting another part with the next post - so...

10.2.12