The Principal who's never expelled a student

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Newstalk ZB,
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Thu, 5 Aug 2021, 2:01PM

The Principal who's never expelled a student

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 5 Aug 2021, 2:01PM

An Auckland school has had to apologise to a student expelled for swearing at a teacher in 2019.

Macleans College has been told to say sorry to the teenager, after his family lodged a formal complaint to the Ombudsman.

The student was expelled after telling a teacher to "F*** off" in an argument over an iPad, which the Year 13 boy was allowed to use due to writing difficulties.

The college has strict rules about where and when devices can be used, but the Chief Ombudsman ruled the student's behaviour was not gross misconduct.

Kerre McIvor spoke to Kerry White, Principal of Holy Family Catholic School in Adelaide who in his 38 years as a Principal has never expelled or suspended one of his students.
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