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#1 luckyreindeerpoo

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

Hi there, I can't give specific details except say that I'm thankfully not the teacher nor the parent involved!
I expect I will not get specific details from the school (as it doesn't directly concern me although I am uneasy), which I completely understand.
So I was wondering if any Vic teacher/parent could share what usually happens in these types of situations.
My main question is does the child usually continue on at that school?
Thanks in advance original.gif .

#2 lilwonder

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

I am not in Victoria but at our school in instances where there has been severe verbal abuse/harassment (thankfully no physical violence to speak of!) our principal dealt with the legal department and the parent was given written confirmation that they were no longer allowed on school grounds for a certain period of time. They were only permitted to meet their child at the school gates or send someone else on their behalf

#3 liveworkplay

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

We had a parent verbally abuse students and a teacher and threaten violence. He had an AVO taken out against him and is not allowed within 200m of the school. His child still attends the school.

#4 threetimesblessed

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

Usually the principal would enforce the Enclosed Lands Act and as a PP said, the parent or person involved is prohibited from entering the school grounds. Therefore, the child can continue to attend the school.

#5 JingleBlitzenBells

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE (lilwonder @ 13/12/2012, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am not in Victoria but at our school in instances where there has been severe verbal abuse/harassment (thankfully no physical violence to speak of!) our principal dealt with the legal department and the parent was given written confirmation that they were no longer allowed on school grounds for a certain period of time. They were only permitted to meet their child at the school gates or send someone else on their behalf

this is what happened at our school too.  The school actually wanted to keep the children in so they could monitor the mothers behaviour and the childs emotional stability.

I think it depends on the 'level' of assault.   Pushing a teacher in anger when you have had a mindsnap is different to beating the crap out of them iykwim.

#6 HRH Countrymel

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

Again not in Vic. but the outcome was that the parent was banned from being within x metres of the school grounds and there was an AVO taken out for the particular teacher.

Any breach or attempted breach and the police were called.


The student just continued on their way, any attempts by the student or other students to refer to the incident were immediately referred to the grade supervisor or the principal.

It didn't change the student's school life in any way.

#7 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Child cannot be penalised and will usually get collected outside the school gate. Same applies to feral bushpigs who hit other kids when they were finally sticking up for themselves after a year of abuse from bushpig's son.

#8 Dionysus

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

same as the other posters - kids can remain at school, but the abusive parent is not allowed on school grounds

#9 luckyreindeerpoo

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Mmm, thanks guys. Not he answer I was hoping for as it will be the harder path to travel for all concerned.
And because I/we (other parents) know about it (was witnessed) it could be awkward, ie I'm not looking forward to contact if it happens.
But it makes sense and is fair to all, especially the child.
In this instance there is more than one child and I have a feeling the parents may move on but it's good to know what might happen.
This is very helpful, thanks.


#10 jo-v

Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

At my central London high school a friend's Dad punched a teacher and the children stayed at the school. From memory nothing happened to the parent, assume the teacher didn't press charges....

#11 Lyn29

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

We had one incident at our school where the child had to be moved to another grade as the teacher was worried they would be unable to treat the child without prejudice. And one child left because the parent chose that option, several others, as PPs said, stayed on with the offender unable to enter the school property.

#12 Chelli

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:05 PM

In our school, it would mean that the parent would have a trespass order issued against them and they would not be permitted to enter the school grounds.

#13 NinjaMum

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

15 years ago, my Mum was phsyically assaulted in a classroom of FYOS kids by a non-custodial parent attempting to abduct their child toward the end of the school day at the end of a term.

Long story short, the child was able to continue at the school. The offending parent was not allowed on school grounds and charges were pressed against them. Unfortunately, my Mum did not return to work at that school either due to PTSD from the incident.




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