Posts Tagged ‘Lucan Battison’

Neither hair nor there

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

I don’t care how long a person’s hair is. As one of my favourite TV characters once said, “Sit, stand, burn to the ground for all I care.” But I am wondering why this skirmish between Lucan Battison and St John’s College over hair length caused such a stir? Why is it that a disagreement Read more

Catholic education’s CEO – law change may be needed

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The chief executive officer of New Zealand’s Catholic Education Office is predicting the start of next term could see pupils testing the limits of uniform and appearance rules. Brother Patrick Lynch said the recent court decision had ramifications for all schools when it came to student grooming. He said a law change may be needed Read more

The haircut saga – Human rights crusader or just disobedient?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

On Monday a judicial review of the suspension of Lucan Battison by St John’s College Hasting took place in the in the High Court at Wellington. Battison, a pupil at the College, has refused to get a haircut, after being told to do so by the school. The lawyer representing the St John’s College Hastings Read more