There is too much workplace bullying in Australian schools by teachers and principals.
We need to stand up and stand strong against it.
Workplace bullying is such a major problem.
I believe that principals, deputies and executives have been given too much power and it has gone to their heads.
Principal and teacher bullying is rife in the ACT as well, particularly in the G -------- region.
There was one instance where a teacher had accusations made behind her back - the result of gossip and rumours - and it destroyed her career.
She was never given the opportunity to defend herself.
The principal then spread the rumours to principals at other schools and ruined the teacher's chances of other work.
Sometimes I think these bullies are more immature than their students.
Time for action!
Time to rise up and fight these over confident, power-drunk, emotional and mental health well-being thieves - and put them back in their boxes.
Sandee Smith, Australia, 9 April 2017 https://www.change.org/p/petition-against-workplace-bullying
I wondered about the primal indignation hovering over the parent who harassed me in the school car park at 5.50pm one Friday at the end of a long term.
This man proceeded to viciously berate and threaten me - all because his son did poorly in a test.
As teachers, we work with students to help them behave in a proper manner : guiding them as they err, supporting them to move forward.
This seems pointless sometimes as the parents' behaviour is worse than their children's.
There is little respect and courtesy shown to teachers.
No wonder it is hard to keep people in the profession.
Lucy Atkinson, Red Hill, ACT, Letter to the Editor, The Weekend Australian Magazine, 5 May 2012.
At about 10.40AM on 30 March 2010, in the grounds of the Gold Creek School's senior campus in Canberra's north, two juveniles used a golf club and a stick to hit two teachers and one student.
Windows were also broken in the attack.
Several people were treated for minor injuries.
The school was put into temporary lockdown.
Teens hit teachers with golf clubs, AAP, The Courier-Mail, 30 March 2010