The Canberra Times tells us Charnwood Primary’s problems are over

johnboy 27 March 2005 5

The Canberra Times is running a peculiar piece by one Lucy Gibson (any relation to the infamous Candy Gibson of CityNews fame?).

It tells us that the bad dark days at Charnwood Primary are over. It tells us the principal is no longer ashamed to have visitors in the school.

Which strikes me as similar in style to the Chinese People’s Daily. We’re told about a solution to a problem we were never informed of.

The article ascribes this happy turn of events to a restorative justice program for resolving problems between students. But don’t they just pile a load of happy clappy buzzwords on top of the story’s skinny shoulders?

Normally when I see that much jargon I wonder who is lying to me, and why. It’d be a shame if that was true in this case.

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5 Responses to The Canberra Times tells us Charnwood Primary’s problems are over
FreakWent FreakWent 7:52 pm 16 Apr 05

s/you bashed/who bashed

FreakWent FreakWent 7:50 pm 16 Apr 05

I live near the school, my boy attends the school, he’s never told me of anything especially nasty. However, I think the worst of it may have been before my time.

Personally, I went to Radford so I doubt there’s anything at Charnwwod that would bother the students as badly as some of the stuff we had to put up with. Between the belconnen bus interchange “gangs” and the year 7 kid you bashed up a year twelve guy, we never knew which way to turn….

dave dave 11:01 pm 29 Mar 05

My sister did her teaching internship at charnwood primary and said it was not nearly as bad as I might expect. She did, however, comment on the proposenity of mullets, single mothers and tears tattooed under the eyes of parents

em em 8:53 am 29 Mar 05

I heard something about this on 666 a few days ago. I think it was about their program to reduce bullying at school.

andy andy 7:55 pm 28 Mar 05

I don’t know if it really matters whether or not the principal is ashamed to have visitors.. I’d be ashamed to be visitng charnwood for ANY reason

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