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User:Danjel/Rose Bay Secondary College[edit]

Answered: . Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:09, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Could I ask someone to have a quick look over on User:Danjel/Rose Bay Secondary College, a draft that I've been working on to replace the stub at Rose Bay Secondary College.

I worked closely with RBSC for quite a few years until earlier this year, so I want to be careful that I haven't tripped over any WP:COI issues. I'm also trying not to include any information that will require references that I simply don't have.

If suggestions could be made at User talk:Danjel/Rose Bay Secondary College, I'd appreciate it. Cheers. I'm cross posting this from WP:EIA. -danjel (talk to me) 06:15, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Looking into it. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 09:47, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done See: User talk:Danjel/Rose Bay Secondary College. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 10:17, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Al-Helal Islami Academy School[edit]

Stale: Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:10, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
  • it is a school of sapahar,naogaon,Bangladesh
Hi. I'm not quite sure what your question is or what help you would like. The article is extremely short, and provides no useful information even about the school or what kind of school it is. Please read again the maintenance tags on the article, and see WP:WPSCH/AG. To get more ideas for improving the article, consider looking at other articles about schools. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:22, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Sapahar Govt. Degree College[edit]

  • Sapahar Govt. Degree College
  • Established: 1972
  • Location: Ukilpara, Sapahar, Naogaon.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Md Sohag (talkcontribs) 05:39, 24 June 2011

Hi. I'm not quite sure what your question is or what help you would like. The article is extremely short, and provides no useful information even about the school or what kind of school it is. Please read again the maintenance tags on the article, and see WP:WPSCH/AG. To get more ideas for improving the article, consider looking at other articles about schools. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 07:16, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Mount Tabor High School[edit]

Yes check.svg Done

I don't know if this is the right section, and it's a small issue. But this page is no longer a stub but is categorized as such on the talkpage. Since I'm not in this project I didn't want to mess with it.

Also, I was responsible for most of the expanding and adding of info. How does it look? :) --DavidSSabb (talk) 14:04, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Reassessed to Start. It's looking good... But it needs reliable sources. -danjel (talk to me) 14:55, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Mwadinomho combined school uupdated[edit]

The School in NAmibia

Temasek Secondary School & Listing of all achievements, etc.[edit]

Is there a general consensus about whether we should go about listing out every single achievement and award won by the school? This has been a problem among quite a few Singapore schools, where opinions differ (quite greatly I might add) about whether those things should be included wholly or simply summarised (perhaps highlighting some notable achievements or the like). An example would right now be Temasek Secondary School, where a discussion is currently going on.

Also, I think Temasek Secondary School is no longer a Stub and should be reclassified into Start/something higher. Would someone kindly take a look at it and provide comments as well? Thanks. AngelSL (talk) 09:13, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Sydney Girls High School[edit]

I've just completed a merge from SGHS Rowing Club. Can someone please check over that I've copied over the important bits? Cheers. ˜danjel [ talk | contribs ] 10:26, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Johnston High School[edit]

Hey I've posted a revised version of the Johnston High School article in the discussion section on the page, but it appears to receive little activity. I'm looking for someone to review my proposed changes. Can anyone here help?--Namk48 (talk) 16:33, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:12, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Woodleigh School, North Yorkshire[edit]

This article appears to be the center of an edit dispute. Help would be much appreciated. isfutile:P (talk) 19:41, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Article is currently at AfD; all I can suggest is to keep working on it and to demonstrate as clearly as possible that it meets WP:N, so a consensus can be formed. I have taken the liberty of fixing a few issues. CT Cooper · talk 20:18, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Fryerns Comprehensive School[edit]

Hello. I have created a page for a school that closed in 1999. Does this still mean that it can use the same info box as extant schools?

Yes, it can. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:59, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

The Ensworth School[edit]

Would someone please take a look at the edit history of The Ensworth School? There seems to be an edit war between ObeseCows and E1958. I am not very familiar with Wikipedia standards regarding schools, but something just doesn't look right about this, so I'd like to defer to editors more experienced in these matters. Thanks! 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 21:47, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Doing... That's a very problematic page. I've undone User_talk:ObeseCows and User_talk:Hermahgerd's edits, because they were non-neutral and quite trivial, and posted to both users' talkpages. ˜danjel [ talk | contribs ] 22:43, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

George Washington High School (Philadelphia)[edit]

When I go to the Talk Page, it says that the article needs an infobox. Site clearly has one. How does this get resolved? Naugahyde (talk) 22:37, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Fixed - by editing the Schools project template. Also removed a stray US flag. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 23:57, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Hilton College[edit]

I have recently been revamping the Hilton College page and I would just like some advice where to proceed from here. If anybody is willing to read over it and comment on what I must do, that would be great. Regards Mattpbarry (talk) 21:57, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Without checking on the contribs of individual users, the article is neutral and well referenced, even if in places it goes a bit OTT on detail. There may be a possible question of copyright on the inclusion of the full text of the school songs, and there may be a question of the list of names per WP:LISTPEOPLE of headmasters who may not be notable in their own right. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 04:55, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Central Elementary School (Albemarle, North Carolina)[edit]

The problem is that a historic school has changed names. It is of course Wikipedia policy (or at least a guideline) that we use the current building name, in this case Central Elementary School. I have used names for buildings in articles I have written only to have the articles moved. So I knew the current name for this building was the best.

The problem is that the elementary school currently occupying the building was in another location for 82 years. Longer if you go by what the school was called for 25 to 50 years before that (I'm having trouble pinning down accurate sources for the construction date). The other location has been vacant for seven years.

A Wikipedia article on this school would surely mention the history of the "school" during those 82 years and of course the 25-50 years the school existed before that. But the building the school now occupies is what makes it notable. An elementary school is not notable enough for Wikipedia. A historic elementary school is, though it is the building that is historic. The elementary school's previous building might be, but I thought it was just too far gone to save, unlike the historic building where the school is now.

I tried explaining this to another editor who wanted to help me with the article, but this editor is so confused he/she can't make productive contributions. I end up having to revert most of them. The last time, I got no repsonse from this person, and so far he/she hasn't said anything. But the last edit summary had incorrect information in it, and it is clear from that and the editor's talk page comment (not the article talk page) that he/she just doesn't understand. While it is all clear to me, I do have the knowledge of what is going on with these buildings. The article is inadequate if it doesn't explain the situation to this person's satisfaction.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 20:22, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Jack and Jill School[edit]

This is an elementary school. I don't think they're notable, but I'd like some additional opinions. There's a lot of sources, but they don't seem like significant coverage to me because they seem to be mainly lists of kids winning awards and that doesn't seem to set them apart from most elementary schools. Thanks. Mdtemp (talk) 19:21, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

St.John Universal School[edit]


St. John’s Universal School (SJUS), Goregaon, Mumbai is a co-educational day school established in 1969. Affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations(ICSE). SJUS is promoted by the Universal Education (UE), which runs several schools, colleges and professional education institutions in Mumbai.


SJUS is affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination. The school focuses on delivering a developmentally appropriate curriculum, culminating in the class X ICSE exam. Teaching methods focus on developing knowledge through hands-on learning, encouraging the spirit of inquiry and assimilation of information. SJUS offers pre-primary to class X education.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

It include music, dance, art, clubs for writing, flower arrangement, cookery, nature and photography, arts, music, drama and sports. Students also publish a newsletter ‘Expressions’ and a year book. SJUS also offers the BRIDGE – Building Responsible Individuals Dedicated to Growth and Development - programme which is managed by a fulltime psychologist and counselor. This programme students study tips, learning with disabilities, leadership training and career guidance.




External links[edit]

Corona del Mar High School[edit]

Article needs balance - excessive attention is paid to tabloid news coverage of isolated events, several of which involve students, not the school. (talk)

Interested editors should be aware of Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/IncidentArchive858# --NeilN talk to me 21:08, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

ISE International School[edit]

I am a high school computer teacher at an international school in Thailand. I would like to have one of my classes work on contributing information to a school wikipedia page.

Is there a link to a template I could use to start adding information to a school wikipedia article?

Jpahls (talk) 04:21, 16 April 2015 (UTC)John Pahls

Hi JphalsI live in Thailand and I spent several years here as a school administrator. I'm also a coordinator of the Wikipedia Schools Project. There is no template, but for an idea of what a good article looks like about a typical independent school, check out Malvern College. Please ask me on my talk page anything you would like to know. --Kudpungkกุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:18, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Morgan City High School[edit]

I think a well-intentioned, fairly new editor may be heading for conflict which might be avoided with a little judicious advice. I ran across some colloquy between the new editor, who is the recent major contributor to the article and a couple of other editors whom I know to be patient, fair, decent and diligent regarding the effort to improve the encyclopedia. I wonder if an early intervention from here might keep things from escalating. See [1] and this section. It's the school article guidelines that the editor doesn't seem to grasp. The editor didn't take the advice of the good doctor, but they might hear it from this project, since a misunderstanding of the project guidelines are the fundamental issue. If I were to step in, however, I believe I would be perceived as yet another "WikiNazi" piling on, as I am not involved in the project. May wiser heads prevail. Geoff Who, me? 21:23, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Beth Yeshurun Day School (Houston, Texas)[edit]

Hi there. I'm new here. I tried to make a page for a school two years ago and gave up when it was marked not sufficiently important and not sufficiently cited. I just redid it with more references and more relevance. Can someone please check it over for me so I can improve it if need be? Thank you.

Draft:Public School Hyderabad[edit]

need assistance for one of the oldest High School of Hyderabad, Sindh its Draft:Public School Hyderabad.........Jogi 007 (talk) 05:25, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Great Oak High School[edit]

Hello, I was making edits on the page and someone said to look into the nobility page. I'm still confused. I attend this school so I added information that I know to be true and have cited some of the info. Such as the Spirit acronym we have adopted, the addition of a boys volleyball team, and the addition of solar panels this past summer. Is there a way someone can check to make sure what I have added is appropriate because I thought it was ok but I am second guessing that maybe some of it is not needed.Michaels365 (talk) 04:28, 26 February 2016 (UTC)Michaels365

Milagres High School, Kallianpur[edit]

This article is History of the school, when and how it was started and whose contributions involved in bringing up this school. The original article was published in Milagrian tri-centenary Souvenir book dated 1981 of Milagres church Kallianpur written by then Headmaster of the school Mr.Benedict P D'Souza M.Com.B.Ed. from the same place Kallianpur. This is my own typed work in extracting the story from the book.

Kindly advise what else need to be done in putting it up in the Wikipedia

Following are the references and notability of the institution,74.735312,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x6cb37bf73a656383?hl=en,lf_ui:2&rlfi=hd:;si: Owenrodrigues (talk) 08:57, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Pickering High School, Ajax[edit]

I updated the infobox on this page and it seems to have become wider than usual. Is this normal? Is there a fix? I think it is either caused by the logo image or the feeder schools section. --MrKasprzak (talk) 01:08, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Colors field in school-related infoboxes[edit]

Neither {{Infobox school}} nor {{Infobox school district}} give guidance about the ordering to be used with the colors/colours/school_colors/school_colours fields. Presumably one lists school colors from top to bottom (viz., caps/helmets, jerseys, shorts/pants, footwear). What about foreground (i.e., lettering, lettering border (if any)) versus background? Varsity versus junior varsity? Perhaps the description should be explicit (e.g. "               Black with white lettering and royal blue highlights")? Feel free to update the template descriptions. Thanks in advance. -- DanielPenfield (talk) 04:33, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

One lists whatever colors are reported by reliable independent sources. Generally there are only two. The field on question is not for a visual description of a uniform, but for the official school colors. In the US, those colors are reported to the state athletic sanctioning body and they would be the best source. We generally do not include any Information on sub varsity teams.John from Idegon (talk) 04:50, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response, but...
Your statement My response
One lists whatever colors are reported by reliable independent sources. Could you provide an example? Template:Infobox_school#U.S._school_example does not cite any sources for school colors. Also, Cuba-Rushford High School cited on Template:Infobox school does not cite any sources for school colors. Neither do other high-profile US high schools that I can think of (e.g., New Trier High School, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, The Bronx High School of Science, Boston Latin School, Los Angeles High School, Central High School (Philadelphia))
In the US, those colors are reported to the state athletic sanctioning body and they would be the best source. Can you give an example showing where/how they're reported so that others can properly cite articles? For Cuba-Rushford High School cited on Template:Infobox school, [2] produces results, but [3] produces no results and [4] produces results with only "blue" or "silver" in other school/school district names.
-- DanielPenfield (talk) 05:37, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
You are considerably over complicating this. Sources do not have to be cited to exist. Some articles have crap content. The one thing we do not do is look at the color of their uniforms and describe them. I am not at all clear on what your chart is supposed to show. Again, most state sanctioning organizations have the school colors in their school directories. Perhaps another editor might have a more specific source for New York. Also, most schools list their school colors somewhere on their websites. Suboptimal, but usable if nothing else exists. Without any actual source, just leave it out. John from Idegon (talk) 07:28, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
BTW, school colors extend well beyond the athletic field. As an example, the leather folder that holds my high school diploma is purple with gold lettering, my alma mater's official colors. If the school has a student uniform, generally the colors are reflected somewhere in it. Caps & gowns, official letterhead, sometimes even the colors of structures, all these things can and often do reflect the school's colors. John from Idegon (talk) 07:39, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
If you want an example check out Central Catholic High School (Bloomington, Illinois). I cited the school's strategic plan as the source for the school colors. Presumably this is acceptable as non-controversial self-published information per WP:ABOUTSELF. The most reliable source about a school's colors is the school itself so I don't see why independent sources would be required. EyeTripleE (talk) 20:13, 6 November 2016 (UTC)