Talk:Teachers at Australian school shocked at no warning over redundancies, can apply before 'externals'

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OR - letter on facebook


This is a verbatim copy of the letter on facebook


As past students of Sunshine Coast Grammar School, we speak on behalf of many who feel the need to respond to the great injustice that Nigel Fairbairn has inflicted on who can only be named as twenty two of the best teachers we have ever known. Not only was the decision to make these teachers' positions redundant a big mistake, but also a very stupid one. Grammar will now be hard pressed to find teachers that have a passion and pride as strong as the many you have rejected. For example, the pride and joy Mr. Tony Wallis displays for the school is one that is hard to match. The dedication and determination of teachers such as Miss Rayner, Miss Roush and Mr. Lynch to see each and every one of their students succeed is what sets them apart and makes them stand out as exceptional and irreplaceable teaching staff.

It is also hugely hypocritical to attack these teachers for not spending enough time in the classroom, when from firsthand experience the only time Mr. Nigel Fairbairn was ever sighted was during assembly (which he mysteriously stopped attending), never mind in the classroom, therefore, it is honestly astounding that he could make such unjust and incorrect statements.

Not only do your statements clearly offend the teachers, but as students, we feel offended and embarrassed to be associated with the name 'Sunshine Coast Grammar School' while you are at the head of the great community which Grammar once was.

We would like to think that Grammar's name can still be associated with a strong sense of community and exceptional teachers. It is what many students are most proud of and thankful for to be attending a school that is full of such caring, dedicated and inspiring teachers. Having said that however, without the teachers on that list, Sunshine Coast Grammar School is nothing and will now continue to be forgotten and shunned. This is not a threat, it's already becoming reality.

Students of Class of 2009.

Title is very confusing


Title is very confusing, does not convey what is going on. I had to read through the 1st paragraph to determine, oh, it is about some people that lost their jobs. "Shocked at no warning" about what? "alumni express embarrassment" about what? Title is also way too long. -- Cirt (talk) 05:29, 26 August 2010 (UTC) Done--RockerballAustralia c 07:15, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

New developments


I agree with Cirt's concerns. However there have been new developments while this was waiting for review that may help you to sharpen up the presentation and newsworthiness:

--InfantGorilla (talk) 15:49, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Review of revision 1085650 [Passed]


Mr Burke said...


Who is Mr Burke? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:27, 11 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Confusing article, can't understand what it is saying


This article uses confusing language that is not explained. Perhaps my problem is that I am not from Australia, but I can't understand what the point of the article is, other than some teachers have lost, or might lose, their jobs. It seems geared to a particular point of view and only those readers having that point of view can understand what seems like overly detailed information that blurs the main point of the article. Also, it is listed as one of "Wikinews's best work", but it is made up of mostly one sentence paragraphs which I thought was a no no. Mattisse (talk) 15:49, 23 February 2011 (UTC)Reply