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- Phil on Teachers, students to protest together Its amazing the schools are encouraging their students to protest against 'children in the detention' but can't offer a ... more
- Bernadette on Teachers, students to protest together Catholic Teachings regarding Social Justice are very clearly set out, that ALL people regardless of who they are should at ... more
- Parent on Teachers, students to protest together A fantastic opportunity for young men to analyse & discuss the abhorrent detention of children who have a strong likelihood ... more
- Jack on Teachers, students to protest together I'm a student at st Bernard's college. Yesterday as protest was one that was derived from our colleges faith as Christians, ... more
- Turn it up on Teachers, students to protest together To everyone here commenting that this is disgusting and wrong and the students did not have a decision in the matter, Turn ... more
- Lina johns on Teachers, students to protest together Nice to see that we have young people in our community who have a heart and truly believe in humanity (children should not ... more
- Michael on Teachers, students to protest together I was a student at St Bernards.I couldn't be more proud. Well done boys and well done Tony. All you people having a whinge ... more
- Pedro on Teachers, students to protest together As a parent of a former 2014 St Bernard's College student, I congratulate Mr Paatsch on taking this leadership for the young ... more
- Sue on Teachers, students to protest together Disgusting that school teachers are allowed to infect our children with their views. more
- IBARKER on Teachers, students to protest together There is only one person that should their mouths and hands taped,that should be the TEACHER. more
- Flash on Teachers, students to protest together Brain washing, and the media doesn't. For your information and if you read the articles. Its completely option. I love ... more
- student on Teachers, students to protest together I am a student of the school in question and I can confidently say most of the opinions presented on this site are ... more
- jenny on Teachers, students to protest together when I was a kid at school my opinion was neither asked for or even valued. the issue of children in detention is so ... more
- Gloria on Teachers, students to protest together So typical of Catholic teaching, brainwash kids whilst they're young! more
- damien O'Neil on Teachers, students to protest together This bloke woukld have to be a member of the greens?? Doesn't have a clue and he is charge of teaching 1,400 students. God ... more
- Sarah on Teachers, students to protest together My son attends the school, we have had NO information, permission forms etc sent home, that said he want be going...doesn't ... more
- brad on Teachers, students to protest together You are all oblivious to the actual meaning of this protest. It is about social justice and simply not about politicising ... more
- Gazza on Teachers, students to protest together I would prefer if they were protesting against cuts to education and WORKCHOICES. more
- Elli on Teachers, students to protest together Peggy, you must not have been near a school for a while. Politics is most definitely a subject (a stand alone subject)in ... more
- Marko on Teachers, students to protest together If I had a child in St.Bernard's I'd be looking for a new school. Tony Paatsch is using his position to push his political ... more
Code of conduct for parents at schools
Something strange seems to be happening in our school yards: tension.
Tension so extreme that there is going to be a code of conduct for parents - not kids – to stop them belting each other, arguing or bullying kids.
For Heaven’s sake, is it that bad? Are the parents that badly behaved at pick up and drop off time? Or at parent teacher interviews?
What is going on in schools? And if it is this bad, why? Why the increased tension? Is it a sign the world is more aggressive?
There are other changes coming too – a huge shake up for education. Principals will draw up these codes of conduct for parents.
In other changes, teachers will move around in different schools. Schools will move around different schools. Schools will have more control over their own curriculum.
We seem to have to have revolution after revolution in education. This looks like another one.
Loud mouth parents who live vicariously through their kids are the ones causing the most conflict at school events or on school pickups and dropoffs..This is how most of these bogans ferals spend their time-fighting their darling offspring's battles.Veryï»¿ productive.Pity most people dont give a s..t about your darling Brianna or Sebastion's failing at Tween Yoga "as the teacher has it in for them" or complaining that their kids are being ignored by the popular cliques.Gimme a break.Mose of these parents who cause trouble need intensive back to school classes in social manners and decorum.Just pick your kids up and go home.Too much time on their hands.Grrrrr!citygirl Thursday 15 November, 2012 - 4:59 PM
Hi Neil. The parent code of conduct to me is more about them upholding their duties to their children. The code of conduct is about respect, true, but that is respect for their children, the school, the staff and learning in general. The codes of conduct schools produce and those that already exist contain the things that should be inherently followed by parents: Feeding a child properly, ensuring that they are well-rested from going to bed at an appropriate hour, sleeping, and then arriving at school on time.Perhaps the most important aspect of the codes of conduct for parents is that they will be expected to be interested in their children's learning; to encourage their children to achieve to the best of their ability, to ensure their children have homework time, to attend information sessions and compel their children to actually go to school, not give them days off and take them shopping or let them go to school when they feel like it.
Schools will expect parents / carers to sign these 'Codes of Conduct'that, in essence, are really a reinforcing of middle class values that we expect people to have, but are often unsurprised when they haven't. It is not just economic poverty that is hurting our efforts in education, but cultural and social poverty as well.Dean Thursday 15 November, 2012 - 3:12 PM