‘Disparities’ in rules as school mandate stings

  Mount Hutt College’s principal believes conflicting rules for teachers and the wider school community leaves some question marks around the vaccination mandate for teachers. Multiple teachers in Mid Canterbury are set to put to their careers on hold and school leaders short-staffed as the vaccination mandate for the education sector comes into effect tomorrow. … Continued

Teacher aides stood down

  Ashburton College is refusing to comment on revelations that two teacher aides of a class recently under investigation have been stood down. The Guardian understands two learning support assistants within the Te Whare Manaaaki special needs unit were stood down last week for alleged serious misconduct breaches. Ashburton College principal Ross Preece declined to … Continued

College report findings disappoint parent

  An investigation has cleared an Ashburton College teacher of bullying allegations, but it has shocked a parent who withdrew her child from the school. Melanie Deuart, who had complained to school leaders twice, pulled her autistic son out of the college at the start of the term after she understood the extent of multiple … Continued

Teacher of special needs unit not stood down

  The principal of Ashburton College has defended his decision not to stand down a teacher under investigation following long-term bullying allegations. Ross Preece confirmed a teacher within the college’s Te Whare Manaaki special needs’ unit had not been stood down, despite it being part of an investigation. The teacher, who was back at school … Continued