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…

NZ ‘Great Place To Raise Kids,’ Not So Great For Teens

Various media outlets are today carrying a story about the release of a new report from the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman, called Improving the Transition. Reducing Social and Psychological Morbidity During Adolescence. This is how Stuff started its coverage of the report NZ teens at ‘unprecedented risk’ – report Adolescents growing…

International Student Attacked At Nelson College – Updated

As the day progressed further details have been released about the alleged vicious attack that was perpetrated on an 16 year old international student at a South Island college on Thursday last week. “The arrest of two students at Nelson College in connection with a serious assault and mugging on another student at the school…

Level Of Criminal Assaults By Children In NZ “No Surprise”

Lost among the hype of New Zealand’s recently released 2010 crime figures were some shocking data about child violence. The stats make for grim reading as they come at a time when schoolyard bullying and violent  assaults are frequently in the New Zealand news. Police crime statistics showed the number of children under 9 apprehended…

Wanganui Girl’s College Student Bled From Ears – updated

Further details have emerged of the sickening attack on a 15 year old Wanganui Girl’s College student, Robin de Jong,  that we reported on on 20 March. See Another School Attack Hospitalises Student Video of the assault shows another pupil of Wanganui Girl’s College pushing her victim to the ground, kicking her in the back…

Teacher Guilty Of Assaults On Children

In the last few days we’ve been blogging about bullying, a culture of brutality, assaults on children and the controversial ‘anti-smacking’ legislation in supposedly child friendly New Zealand. In the blog about a father being acquitted  of child brutality (despite his admission that he’d tied his son by his wrist and then by his neck,…

Another School Attack Hospitalises Student

(For an update to this story read Wanganui Girl’s College Student Bled From Ears (25 March 2011) Another appalling incidence of female bullying and violence has again occurred in a New Zealand school. Following a disturbing trend in New Zealand the assault was recorded. This account appeared in yesterday’s Wanganui Chronicle A Wanganui Girls’ College student…