Bundaberg Christian College

Posted: July 14, 2009 in Media Watch
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On Today Tonight I saw a story on how Bundaberg Christian College has brought back corporal punishment for their primary students. Educational ‘expert’ Kevin Donnelly agrees with this, but then again he also wants the good old days of the 1950s when schools only taught the three R’s and the average class size was thirty seven students.

 For the last few years there has been a strong anti-bullying focus in schools but with this move Bundaberg Christian College has said that it’s OK for teachers to bully students. They have also conceded that the only way to control their students is to make them fear the being physically hit by their teachers.

It also concerns me that it is only the primary students who face this form of punishment.  I could understand secondary students having capital punishment but do not think that five to twelve year olds should have to face this. I don’t care if they ‘pray’ afterwards, although I think that the teachers probably should pray for forgiveness for physically harming children who cannot defend themselves. Then again we should also remember that it is fundamentalist Christians who condone parents hitting babies with rubber pipes as a form of discipline. It seems that some fundies still live in the dark ages.

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  1. Wayne Thompson says:

    Can Kevin Donnely provide irrefutable evidence that corporal punishment of youg children in schools will achieve a society that is superior in education, health, happiness, life expectancy, reduced environmental destruction and wealth polarization? No? Well Kevin it is time for you to join a gym and busy yourself with the main threat to your health at this time, yourself. A final word would be, Kevin, when you get your next parkin or speeding or “late taxation return” penalty fine, why dont you just ask for a Government corporal punisher to whip you so that you save money on the fine. I could ridicule more!

  2. Joselyn says:

    Millsie i could not agree with you more!!!!! it is these particular ‘CHRISTIANS’ that are stil living in a very black and white world, where they have no social ability nor do they have any tolerable communication skills! What MArk Bensley was admitting to on national television was clearly ABUSE therefore i would assume all those who work at the BUNDABERG CHRISTIAN COLLEGE and condone this sort of vulgar caveman behaviour, quite easily fit the label of ABUSERS!! The school may choose to hide behind their bible, but this is no way means they are ‘good hearted christians’ as many like to call themselves. To be a decent human being-you dont need to be covened by a religion, You just need to have humble morals and do the very best you can and no one….i repeat no ones very best is as low as committing an act of violence! WAKE UP BUNDABERG CHRISTIAN COLLEGE!!!!!!!!! that principal needs to become a real man and admit his out of date disiplinary ways are discusting!

  3. Joselyn says:

    Millsie i could not agree with you more!!!!! it is these particular ‘CHRISTIANS’ that are stil living in a very black and white world, where they have no social ability nor do they have any tolerable communication skills! What MArk Bensley was admitting to on national television was clearly ABUSE therefore i would assume all those who work at the BUNDABERG CHRISTIAN COLLEGE and condone this sort of vulgar caveman behaviour, quite easily fit the label of ABUSERS!! The school may choose to hide behind their bible, but this is no way means they are ‘good hearted christians’ as many like to call themselves. To be a decent human being-you dont need to be covened by a religion, You just need to have humble morals and do the very best you can and no one….i repeat no ones very best is as low as committing an act of violence! WAKE UP BUNDABERG CHRISTIAN COLLEGE!!!!!!!!! that principal needs to become a real man and admit his out of date disiplinary ways are discusting! Grow a backbone bensley and staff!

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