Saturday, September 23, 2017

WORDS FAIL ME

The news that pupils at Blockhouse Bay Intermediate have been forced by their principal to write letters of apology to the Warriors after apparently asking them 'inappropriate' questions when they visited the school to whit #1 why the team lost so often and #2 where they sat on the competition ladder.

The principal, a Mr Malins, said the questioning was not in keeping with the school's values.

Give me strength ... what values are these?   That thou shall not ask hard questions?    Questioning is an important part of learning  and must not be discouraged.  Those kids are only asking what the whole of the New Zealand Rugby League world are asking.  

To dump on them for that is stupidity beyond belief.

3 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

You should write to him and ask for an official copy of the school's 'values.'

It might turn out they are much like a certain party's policies. Whatever the leader think's he'd like them to be on a particular day, depending on which way the wind is blowing.

A written copy might be difficult to find.

Andy said...

If I was the parents of those boys, I would have told the principal where to stick his apology.

Anonymous said...

One of the questions that should have been asked is "Why is New Zealand so good at one sport and so bad at another which is so similar?

Wonder if the Boks will visiting schools anytime soon.?

Lord Egbut