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Was this principal being inclusive…or offensive?

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The Educator | 29 Mar 2016, 09:40 AM Agree 0
HAVE YOUR SAY: Was this principal being inclusive or offensive by removing the word ‘Easter’?
  • Offended | 29 Mar 2016, 05:32 PM Agree 0
    The school celebrates Chinese New Year each year. Never any issues with the name
  • Dianne Williams | 30 Mar 2016, 10:42 AM Agree 0
    This offends any sentient member of the Australian citizenry who sees his or her Judaeo- Christian background as a key part of life in this country. Other cultures and ideologies that wish to live in Australia can learn some tolerance for that very culture - Judaeo-Christianity, the same as we are expected to tolerate their beliefs.
    As the saying goes: stand for nothing, and fall for everything. Shame on your pathetically weak behaviour, Principal.
  • Jacqui | 30 Mar 2016, 02:19 PM Agree 0
    Being truely inclusive would mean that religious or cultural references are not ignored or banned. We do not display inclusivity by banning words or celebrations that are important to many of the members of the society. I do not believe that the majority of people who live in Australia want schools to ignore the traditions or cultural celebrations of anyone. We need to teach children to connect with and enjoy celebrations from all over the globe and allow them to understand the reason behind them. Easter and Christmas are Christian celebrations. Why try to hide from that? We risk becoming a society that lacks depth and richness, if we try to ignore the background to religious or cultural celebrations. This principal appears to be allowing his own beliefs (or lack of any) to come into his decision making. Easter Hat Parades happen at Easter. Does he ignore that the Easter long weekend is Easter? A celebration only becomes an issue in inclusivity if certain members of society are not allowed to participate.
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