The students from years 9 to 12 at Villanova College in Coorparoo posted the photos and comments on a social networking site. No prizes for guessing which one, considering a storyline from the movie, The Social Network.
Now the students will have to attend one-on-one meetings with the female teachers before being allowed to return to class. Newswarped is wondering how a one-on-one solo session with the teachers in question is a punishment. Surely this sounds like a fabulous idea to a teenage boy.
Villanova College principal Dennis Harvey confirmed certain female teachers had been targeted and rated according to their physical attributes.
Doing his best to sound offended Principal Harvey said “The page invited viewers to rate female members of the college staff, according to criteria that were offensive and of a personal nature.”
“This type of behaviour is unacceptable, and has no place at Villanova.”
The boy responsible for creating the site was identified first and suspended last Wednesday, before other participants were punished.
Mr Harvey said the school acted “swiftly” on the matter and encouraged students to realise the full consequences of their behaviour.
“Students are supported to verbalise their wrong-doing, and take ownership for their behaviour, and its real consequences for others,” he said.
He declined to comment further on the incident, including whether or not he agreed with his students assessments of his female staff.
Boys have talked about this stuff in the playground since the dawn of time. Now it is natural to do it online for them. I am sure most don’t know what all the fuss is about, and a few of the dads will be in the same boat.