Sarah has been bullied since school started this year, all by the one boy and no matter how many times we have complained, or she has complained nothing is ever done. Its really gotten to the most unbearable stage where because no teachers will deal with the boy he just continues to do it and while some teachers tell him to stop it, sadly there is one or two teachers that just act as if theydidn't hear it.
I have had some issues with the school for a while, in particular the principal and art teacher. In fact it had become such an issue I have spent most of the last three weeks trying to find a new school.
The principal has also been teaching Yr 8 maths this year and due to other commitments hasn't always made it to the class, not a problem if its just once or twice a year but once or twice a week and more recently for a two week period is just not on in my opinion. I should add that the kids don't get a replacement teacher they simply DONT do maths that day/week.
The Art teacher is really on a different planet and her outburst in the art class this week cemented my decision to remove the girls from the school. I do understand that the kids are probably damn frustrating and look I'm certainly not going to say I could do a better job BUT I could certainly refrain from telling a 14 year old boy - and I quote 'You are a cocksucker and I feel like punching you in the face'
How in the world are children meant to be nurtured and educated in that type of environment. For what its worth I have lodged a formal complaint with the Education Department.
So the hunt for a better school became a necessity not just a possibility. We are a bit limited on choices but in the end I decided to go with a private Christian School. I met with the principal today and viewed the school and was soon convinced that this was the best place for the girls it just felt 'right'.
So now that I have signed away my finances for the next ten years and added to the bill an amazing amount of money for uniforms, I am still glad we have done it.
The girls will start on the 18th of June, so stay tuned for those gorgeous first day photos!