Boys in trouble over hairstyles on last day of school

2016-12-09 10:46


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Cape Town - The last day in primary school is supposed to be full of fun, but for five Grade 7 boys things turned sour when they were told their hairstyles were unacceptable and they couldn’t take part in their school’s end-of-year celebrations.

One of the parents, who asked to remain anonymous, told Netwerk24 the boys were forced to stand against a wall while their classmates attended an event at De Tyger Primary in Parow, Cape Town, on Wednesday.

One of the teachers had apparently refused to allow the pupils join in because of their hairstyles.  

All the parents were there and the mother said she waited for her son to walk into the hall. She was recording a video and there was no sign of her son.

One of the other parents then told her her son had been forced to miss the event because of his hair. She had her son’s hair cut the previous day, ahead of the school holidays.

“It was a big privilege for them to be there. He is very proud, but stood crying against a wall while his classmates were celebrating their last day at primary school. How could a teacher do that? My child won’t ever forget it.”

Western Cape education department spokesperson Jessica Shelver said pupils had to adhere to regulations until the last day of the school year.

“When a pupil enrols at a school, they agree to a code of conduct.”


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