Category Archives: Ministry of Education

What has apparently happened at Wairoa College (and the like at other schools) should never happen again

Part 1 I am calling for a parliamentary committee of inquiry to investigate what followed Chris Allen’s appointment as principal to Wairoa College in June, 2015, and alleged subsequent actions and behaviour towards him. Chris Allen has now left New … Continue reading

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Ladies and gentlemen: in the bout between Peggy and Hekia we have a winner

The commissioner in a newsletter said she had scoured the documents at Rangiora High School for proof that the school held titles under ‘High School Reserves’ and the Education Lands Act, 1949. She couldn’t, she declared, even find reference to … Continue reading

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Friends, senior students, teachers, parents, and the community of Rangiora: it begins

Out of nothing, injustice, psychological cruelty, gross actions, and immoral behaviour have occurred. It has been a display of deplorable human behaviour, and to the victim of that behaviour, a nightmare that plumbs the depths. One can also see portrayed … Continue reading

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Marlene Campbell: Dedicated to the Southland Times

Marlene Campbell: the Dreyfus case of New Zealand education [This posting was written a number of years ago. It is now dedicated to the Southland Times which following the recent favourable Court of Appeal decision was for  a few days … Continue reading

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Salford: furtive meetings in cafes, stays at home, direct involvement of Hekia

[This was written a number of years ago.] After my last posting I received letters from parents providing me with information about Peter McDonald, the statutory manager, and his behaviour at Salford (much of it I cannot reproduce). One consistent piece … Continue reading

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Part 1 Rangiora is about the government dismissing a principal to get at the school’s assets

The children turn up of a Monday morning – there is the historical cheerful bustle of the school swinging into action, the greater quiet of the children at work, and the excitement as children surge to morning tea. Everything seems … Continue reading

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Attack! 20 Kiwi Kafka

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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