Torquay mum says bullied son out of school
Natasha Gallahar claimed that there had been many nasty incidents leading up to son Joshua’s trip to Geelong Hospital’s emergency department in August suffering concussion.
She said a classmate had bullied him all year before the kick to the head.
The college had wanted to conduct mediation, but Ms Gallahar had refused as she did not want Joshua to have to sit down with the bully.
She wrote to Education Minister James Merlino about the stalemate and had received no reply.
The Opposition raised the matter in Parliament yesterday.
The college’s principal, Pam Kinsman, said the health and wellbeing of students was always the school’s top priority.
She was working to ensure all students felt safe and supported at school.
“The Department and school staff are also working together to respond to the concerns raised by the parent. Due to privacy reasons, it is inappropriate to discuss details about individual students.”
Herald Sun Oct 22.10.15