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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
The five booklets complete the series.
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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
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
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
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
[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
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