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  • Rob on Drop Nic Naitanui now Could not agree more Nic is a liability in his current form, and I reckon his confidence is shot, let him give the WAFL a ... more
  • Val on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog My Deepest Sympathy goes to the owners of Sheber. I hope the useless thugs who killed your beautiful dog get punished with a ... more
  • Termoil on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog My tears fall for Sheber, a defenceless, innocent, helpless loved family dog. HOW CRUEL. HOW UNBELIEVABLY CRUEL. ... more
  • Carole Wynne on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog Hope they get caught soon let's all see what the cowards look like. I am so angry my heart breaks for the family . more
  • Maxine Kent on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog This has made me so sick. Their are just no words for this terrible crime. I cant even think of it as I cry just like so ... more
  • Stacey on Carparks full by 5.40am I agree - if the buses ran more regularly, more people would catch this option to the train station. Hourly is not good ... more
  • Kat on Carparks full by 5.40am I would like to see the buses that connect to the train stations run on a more regular basis. During the week days my bus ... more
  • Jodi on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog I am sorry to hear of what happened to your dog. I too have a 15 year old dog called Sheba. I can only imagine how you feel. ... more
  • Anne on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog Certainly the judicial system is a problem.However the root causes are clearly the unravelling of social morality, and in ... more
  • Cheryl on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog My heart breaks for Sally and her family and my sympathies go out to them on the loss of their beautiful Sheber. A ... more
  • Nick on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog This makes me absolutely furious....what a guttles, spineless germ you must be. You haven't amounted to anything in your ... more
  • Diana on Carparks full by 5.40am Unfortunately no-one else can use these carparks, as commuters take them all. Another problem that needs to be sorted out. more
  • Diana on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog Much love to Sheber and her family. You were with her at the end, and she knew. Thank God for that. more
  • betty riley on Mongrels bash 15yr old dog a bootcamp will help these people to get away from the drugs they are on. more

Why suspend 5yr olds?

Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 21 June, 2012 - 10:15 AM
Do you think there is any reason to suspensd students as young as five?

Early childhood experts have questioned the reasons behind an increasing number of young children, sometimes as young as five, being suspended from school. Paul Murray spoke to early childhood education expert Margaret Sims.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Perhaps we need to be looking at the highly structured nature of early childhood classes now. Prep use to be very highly play based experiences, with the adults in the room scaffolding this Play through materials and language. Now kids are expected to know sight words, with academic/curriculum pressures being at the forefront. Kids are not happy perhaps with this style of learning which has evolved over the past few years. Most children have also attended daycare for the majority of their younger years which may also contribute to feelings of frustration and being overwhelmed. All behavior is a form of communication, we need to start listening to what the children are trying to tell us!

    Fran Friday 22 June, 2012 - 5:43 AM
  • What child or teenager would not want to suspended if it means that you don't have to attend school to be bullied by your peers and your plight ignored within the school system?
    Excuse me? What exactly do you mean by "turned around"?
    Being just like you, like us?
    Perhaps these kids are just doing to others before they're done to.
    I've watched and observed. Some of the most well-behaved, quiet children are often just sociopaths in the making: the nasty manipulators of the future.
    Children misbehave for a reason. Trying to bend them to "fit in" doesn't work. It just goes underground and presents in more subtle, but no less nastier ways.

    Dellas Thursday 21 June, 2012 - 5:30 PM

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