You knew this was gonna happen. Abbott just doesn’t have the cojones to pull the plug. Give them another 10 million! Give them prayer rooms, foot baths! Lets put menstruating females in the back and give them taxpayer funded clitoridectomies! If they demand a field where they can stone women and blasphemers, who are we to deny them ‘their rights?’
… ”The school’s period of registration and accreditation has been extended until 31 December 2014, during which time the school is required to address the board’s concerns,” a Board of Studies spokesman said. …
Story atÂ Sydney Morning HeraldÂ thanks to Mullah (pbuh)
Dr Ray Barrett with students at the Malek Fahd School in Greenacre.
Fears that one of NSW’s largest private schools would be forced to close this summer have not materialised, with a reprieve granted by the Board of Studies.
Malek Fahd Islamic School in Greenacre, which has more than 2000 students, faced an uncertain future after an investigation by the board in October recommended the school’s registration be refused for failing to comply with a range of requirements relating to issues such as the school environment, keeping records of attendance and curriculum.
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The president of the board, Tom Alegounarias, had warned the issues were “not trivial” and that compliance was not optional.
”The most obviously concerning issue is that the school currently exceeds its council development application for enrolments by over 500 students. This clearly has implications for student and teaching amenity but also represents an unacceptable risk to student safety,” he said in a letter in November.
”The board has also identified areas where the school does not comply with requirements in relation to attendance records, the delivery of curriculum for both the Record of School Achievement and the Higher School Certificate, and the quality of its educational programs.”
The recommendation not to re-register Malek Fahd followed a tumultuous period at the school, which was called on to repay $9 million in NSW government funding in 2012 because it was found to be transferring money to a Muslim organisation.
But following an internal review, on Tuesday the board said that while it still had concerns about compliance, the school had made progress and registration would be extended for a year.
”The school’s period of registration and accreditation has been extended until 31 December 2014, during which time the school is required to address the board’s concerns,” a Board of Studies spokesman said.
”The school will be the subject of further inspection early in Term 1, 2014, and subsequently as required, to expedite the resolution of the board’s concerns.”
Principal Ray Barrett, who only joined the school in March, said the one-year extension was the best possible outcome, and that the school was tackling the board’s concerns.
”We have addressed or are addressing them, and the school just wants to get on with education,” he said.
All non-government schools in New South Wales must be registered with the Board of Studies.