The Herald on Sunday is reporting about some dreadful school that doesn’t provide soap or hand towels. Apparently you become sick without either.
Children are becoming sick at one of the country’s most modern new schools, parents say, because for three years the board banned soap and hand towels, fearing that they harmed the environment.
The roll at Stonefields School, in an expensive new East Auckland subdivision, has soared to 300 since it opened in 2011. The architecturally designed, decile-9 school is known for innovative education methods, and adherence to principles of environmental sustainability.
The school, which has Greenstar accreditation for environmentally friendly design, has a healthy attendance rate of 93.4 per cent, the board says, with no unusual illnesses.
But some parents say their children are suffering due to the school founders’ green philosophy and have complained to the board about their children’s repeated bouts of illness.
Stonefields has stocked only hand sanitiser in bathrooms since it opened in February 2011. Read more »