Colin Dwyer has no regrets about banishing 300 senior students from the school grounds for two days last week.
Speaking the day after addressing a 90-minute meeting of more than 400 parents, the principal of Canberra’s best-known Catholic college, St Edmunds, said there was already a “marked improvement” in student behaviour.
But, he concedes, some might see his actions as “drastic”. And, with hindsight, he probably would have done things a little differently.
…A suggestion that a cultural change consultant be appointed was yet to be considered. But parents made it clear at the meeting that they wanted to be consulted before future decisions were made.
…Staff, parents and students would now embark on a process of “cultural redefinition”, the principal said.
[Sydney Morning Herald, Australia]
Where do you go to school to become a “cultural change consultant” to perform “cultural redefinition”?