"I think the department is negligent in its duty of care towards its principals," said Doug Conway, principal of Kings Park Primary School.
"There's an example of a principal who had death threats and had a very difficult time and was told by the regional advisor to toughen up.
"We're not here to hold your hand, you're the leader, you sort it out.
"It seems to be an unbalanced relationship."
Schools and their staff are overburdened with increased class sizes and workloads.
A little care and sympathy to principals who are struggling can go a long way.
What is lacking as much as funding is compassion from the top-tier.
Principals are not just disposable.
They are trying to contribute as best they can.
Take better care of them.
Joe Citizen, Reader's Comment, Department 'negligent' in duty of care to principals, Brett Henebery, The Educator, 13 Jan 2015
This is the inevitable consequence of "modern" education.
The apparent importance of NAPLAN scores, etc. is destroying the notion of educating the whole person.
And a growing number of parents from all soci-economic groups expect schools to do the parenting i.e. to be the "bad guy" while the parents pander to their children.
Inevitably, there is a disconnect that can become quite serious.
Hence we get threatened school staff.
If senior administrators have an education background, it was most probably in an easier time.
It is just far too easy for these senior administrators to demand that school leaders take on a societal problem by themselves.
I have been physically and verbally assaulted on several occasions.
My school was threatened on several occasions.
The appropriate emergency management actions were put in place at the school.
Alerts went out but NOT ONE person from the centre or region contacted me.
A message was sent to the Wellbeing team.
They did not get back to offer any support.
It is not good enough.