Teacher Beaten Unconscious By Student

We’re saddened to  learn of yet another act of violent savagery in a New Zealand school. The Herald has published an account of a south Auckland schoolteacher who was beaten unconscious in a school corridor in Mangere at lunchtime last Friday. South Auckland school teacher was beaten unconscious by a student as he checked corridors…

Two More Teachers Assaulted In Tauranga

Two more teachers have been assaulted in Tauranga since the stabbing of Steve Hose at Te Puke High School on Monday. (see Bullying to blame for teacher stabbing and related posts) Sunlive is reporting that two teachers at Tauranga Girl’s College were assaulted by a female pupil within a 24 hour period. The first assault was…

NZ Teachers Need More Power To Protect Themselves

Following yesterday’s stabbing of  Steve Hose, a 53 year old maths teacher at Te Puke High School, the Secondary Principals Association says that teachers need to have more power to protect themselves against violence in New Zealand’s classrooms. It’s a far, far cry from the safe, low-crime image that the country tries to portray abroad.…