NZ Herald 29 August 2018Family First Comment: As predicted. Nobody should be surprised by these stats – and they will only get worse as we promote children ‘rights’, undermine the authority of parents, teachers & police, and demonise ‘discipline’.“The main cause is physical assaults on other students, which have jumped from 4.9 stand-downs for every 1000 students in 2015 to 7.2 per 1000 last year, the highest rate since 2006.More students are being stood down or kicked out of schools for fighting and assault, as schools struggle to cope with children of P-addicted parents and social problems like fetal alcohol syndrome.An expert also warns that half of all students being expelled or excluded from school are on the autism spectrum, and noisy multi-teacher classrooms might be partly to blame.After falling for a decade up to 2015, the rates of stand-downs, suspensions and exclusions from schools have all risen again in each of the past two years.The main cause is physical assaults on other students, which have jumped from 4.9 stand-downs for every 1000 students in 2015 to 7.2 per 1000 last year, the highest rate since 2006.Post Primary Teachers Association president Jack Boyle said violence and fighting which might once have been hidden, such as a brawl last week at Papakura’s Rosehill College, were now being posted on social media where school principals could not ignore them.Principals’ Federation president Whetu Cormick said principals were being forced to stand down or excluded students because they were not getting the funds they needed to employ extra teacher aides, psychologists and other specialists.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12114501&ref=twitter
Press Association Russell, competing in the S12 class, beat her own world record by 1.5 seconds as she touched the wall in 1 minute 6.15 seconds to win gold in a faster time than any qualification for the IPC Swimming World Championships. Firth, in the S14 class, took two seconds off the previous standard to finish in 1:04.70 to secure silver. Hannah Russell and Bethany Firth both set new world records in their classes in the 100 metres backstroke at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow on Saturday. Russell said: “I wanted to swim quicker than my PB or to deliver a PB but to be quite honest I felt strong in my warm up so I was hoping for a performance like that and to have Bethany beside me was great. We broke the world record together.” Firth added: “I’m really happy with all of my swims but I really don’t think that I would have been able to swim that if Hannah Russell hadn’t been beside me breaking her world record as well. “The Backstroke is one that is special to my heart I really enjoy swimming it so I am so glad to have gone and done that there. “I really wasn’t expecting that. It was a massive PB for me and I was feeling a bit sluggish this morning after all the races but my coach really picked me up and told me to just go for it and with Hannah swimming beside me it really helped.” Chloe Davies (S14) won bronze after touching in 1:08.05.
A 20 year old man has admitted taking part in a number of burglaries in Manorcunningham, Raphoe and St Johnston.Copper piping, a quad, power tools and other items were taken during a number of burglaries.The raids took place on vacant houses and also on a local school in Raphoe. More than €2,000 worth of copper was taken during the raids.Gardai Eoin Waters told a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court that he arrested Justin Bonner of Convoy on suspicion of being involved in the robberies.Bonner, who was 17 at the time in February 20012, later admitted to being involved in the crimes.Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said that his client had not been in trouble since this incident and had “turned a corner.”He also gave evidence that Bonner had been one of four people involved in the robberies.Judge Denis McLoughlin asked if much damage as caused to the houses form which the copper had ben taken.Garda Waters said the robberies took place during the harsh winter of 2012 and that luckily all waters had been turned off and no real damage was caused.Judge McLoughlin said that he had hoped Bonner had turned a corner and asked for a community service report to be compiled on Bonner.He said he was not considering sending him to jail and adjourned the case until July 17th.MAN CHARGED WITH SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN ST JOHNSTON AND MANOR was last modified: May 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglariesdonegalJustin BonnerRaphoeSt Johnston