Posts Tagged ‘students’

After the California shooting Comments 0

Friday, May 30th, 2014
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On Friday night I felt like I was playing a part in a movie. I’d come to Santa Barbara six months ago from Wellington on a student exchange. I was really excited to become immersed in the Californian lifestyle. I wanted to go surfing, to drink Californian wine, and have fun at the “Number Two Read more

Choosing to believe Comments 0

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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“You believe in God? Jesus!” The irony was lost on my friend. The only funny thing he’d picked up on was that I could believe in God. I get it. As a leftie, organic pasta, and free-the-gay-whale type, people tend to think I’m atheist. At a stretch, I’m middle class enough to be a casual Buddhist Read more

Living the questions Comments 0

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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A couple of months ago, I was sitting in my office working on a lesson plan when Veronica, a freshman student at my high school, abrasively stormed through the doorway. “So, Ms. Stapleton Smith,” she began rather brashly, “I have a few questions that the guidance counsellor told me I should come to see you Read more

Thousands of students stood down from school Comments 4

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Children as young as five “with deep-set problems” are among more than 2000 Waikato students stood down from school last year for offences including sexual abuse, assault and drug use. Waikato Principals’ Association chair and Marian Catholic School principal John Coulam said primary school students were not immune from being stood down for serious offences. Read more