This one will be registered too

Another teacher is before the courts on sex charges.

They will of course be registered, which Chris Hipkins tells us is to protect the children, and why charter schools are so evil because they won’t protect children because they don’t have to have registered teachers.

A Canterbury school teacher has appeared in court today facing child sex charges dating back to the 1990s.

The 54-year-old man was granted interim name suppression at Christchurch District Court this morning.

He faces 15 charges, including six of indecent assault and nine of sexual violation on one boy under the age of 16 between January 1990 and April 1995.

Police allege the offending happened at two South Island towns – not where he now lives.   Read more »

Not sure how you can be a ‘nice bloke’ when you screw kids and the NZEI protected him

Fairfax continues their revelations of the creepy sexual predator and school teacher Robert Burrett.

Robert Burrett probably never planned to be working as a caretaker and taxi driver at age 62.

He had followed his father Noel into teaching, starting his career in 1974 in a tough Auckland school catering for a poor, state-house community. Like most young teachers he would have had high hopes.

Despite some severe professional and personal shortcomings, he eventually landed senior roles in small rural North Island schools rising to the role of principal. But from 2001, his rocky career was spiralling downwards.

That last sentence right there highlights an systemic issue in the education system of protecting the incompetent, the useless and a deviant.

Nevertheless, 40 years after graduating, he was still in the school system and again working at a school catering for a poor, state-house community, this time in Christchurch. Although he was still a registered teacher, he was now a caretaker and, on the side, he drove a taxi bus transporting disabled children to school.

As a caretaker and driver he had new opportunities for gratification. The Christchurch school had a boiler room and a separate caretaker’s shed which he fitted with curtains and locks. The boiler room looked like a normal garage but the diesel boiler was about two metres below ground level in a concrete basement. It had frosted glass windows and seven wooden steps led to the boiler room floor where he molested three girls.

The shed, however, was a more dangerous lair. He put in a TV and behind the curtains and the locked door he showed girls pornographic videos. Using a video camera to record his indecencies, he then replayed the footage to his victims. He played sexual games with them.

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Looks like Nicholas Jones is the new stooge for teacher unions at the Herald

These kinds of pieces used to be the domain of Kirsty Johnston.  

It’s interesting how Kirsty and Nicholas have exactly the same style when writing about education and unions’ feedback on a certain situation.   

Incidentally, teacher aides are half glorified babysitters and half unarmed security guards.  

It’s a nice term for someone who basically protects the kids and school property as best they can, hopefully restraining the little sods enough to accidentally get some knowledge to stick before the weekend.

Teacher aides should be paid in the same way as teachers, an education union says, as new research shows they are among the worst-off occupations.

New research from Universities New Zealand analysed the earnings and qualifications of 2.15 million people, to show which qualifications provided the most financial benefit over a working life.

Medicine and law came out top, and the worst return was for people with certificates in “other education”, including teacher aides.   Read more »


What does he have to hide?

A formerly registered teacher won’t let anyone into the school’s laptop he has encrypted…I wonder why?

A former teacher accused of serious misconduct refused to open his fingerprint encrypted school laptop, despite investigators saying it was the best way to dismiss allegations of inappropriate conduct with students.

The man’s teaching was called into question for inappropriate conduct with boys – he received multiple warnings about letting students get too physically close, and there were reports of him favouring a certain student and adding others as Facebook friends.

The man worked in a rural Waikato school from late 2007 to early 2014, mostly with seven and eight-year-olds.

He also had IT responsibilities.

He has not been teaching since about March 2014 but appeared before the NZ Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

The majority of concerns about his behaviour were from 2010 to early 2014, and included observations of a student stroking the teacher’s hair and one resting his legs on the teacher’s legs.

One parent felt their child had developed a “sense of entitlement” after being treated as a teacher favourite.   Read more »

Says he watches too much porn, who he’d ‘do’ on staff and has a dick fixation. And he was registered, of course

The Labour Party opposes charter schools because they say the lack of compulsory registration of teachers could put kids at risk.

Every day almost there is a registered teacher before the courts, like this guy who says he watches too much porn, who he’d ‘do’ on staff and has a dick fixation.

A Northland teacher has had his teaching registration cancelled after he was reported to make a number of lewd sexual comments to students in his class.

Dargaville High School teacher Samuel Palmer came to the attention of the Education Council in July when the principal of the school passed along a complaint of his inappropriate conduct. Read more »

Registered, has oral sex with student, now blames the system for not teaching her proper boundary skills

Two teachers are in the news, the first one is blaming everyone else for her downfall….apparently it was a lack of training in boundary issues that saw her shag a student.

A female teacher who slept with a male student claimed she was a first-year teacher who received very little training about “boundary issues”.

Kelsey Rebekah Allen was a newly-graduated physical education and health teacher at Morrinsville College in Waikato last year when she started a relationship with an 18-year-old student.

Allen, then 22, had a relationship that involved kissing, oral sex and sexual intercourse.

It started when Allen started counselling the student, the New Zealand Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal heard.

The pair were eventually outed by the student’s jilted school-aged girlfriend.

The tribunal censured Allen and stripped her teacher registration.   Read more »

Rapey teacher and rugby coach sacked

A TOP NORTH Island school with Anglican traditions dating back more than a century has sacked a rugby coach facing rape charges.

The man’s identity cannot be revealed because of suppression orders relating to both criminal and Family Court matters – but it is understood he is facing one charge of rape and another of unlawful sexual connection.

The Teachers Council website shows the man’s teaching certificate expired in June this year and has not been renewed.

It is also understood he has been sacked from the coaching role he once held at the school where he previously was employed teaching English.

It is understood the man has been in the teaching profession for more than two decades, both here and overseas. He began teaching at his current school in 2011.

Details of the allegations against the man are shrouded in mystery, but it is believed they relate to a former partner.

The principal of the co-educational boarding and day school where the man used to work said he was no longer involved with coaching the school’s first XV side.

He declined to comment further, saying the man had name suppression.  Read more »


Choices choices… go for the teacher or the whiney mum?

Media Party decides to f*** the teacher over – including photo.

A teacher accused of taping a child to a chair has been cleared by the Education Council, angering parents.

The Education Council has cleared Cheryl-Lyn Porter of misconduct after it received a complaint about “an issue” from Christchurch South Intermediate School in May.

It is understood the complaint included several incidents, one of which was the taping.

Porter resigned from the school in April.

A mother, who Stuff agreed not to name to protect her son, said her son was sticky-taped to his chair in Porter’s class in mid-2013. She said she is angry the complaint was not upheld and that Porter could continue teaching.

In front of a class of about 26 pupils, Porter wound tape around the 11-year-old and the back of his chair, then up and around his head, the mother said. The teacher ripped the tape from his head, taking some of his hair off with it and left him to struggle his way out.

The mother only found out about the incident months after, when she “had parents coming to me because their children were so concerned about [her son]”.    Read more »

Registered, rooting students and now has her name kept secret

Another registered teacher has been struck off after admitting to rooting one of her students.

A secondary school teacher with 20 years’ experience who had sex with one of her students has won name suppression to protect the boy and her own children.

The teacher has been censured and her registration cancelled after the affair last year.

According to the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal decision, the teacher had sex with the Year 13 student she was tutoring five times, either at the unnamed school or at his home last year.

The pair had communicated via Facebook and messages showed she had offered him offered sexual rewards for completing teaching tasks.

The woman admitted she had been totally unprofessional but her father had recently died, she was in poor health, still looking after her own family and had problems with her head of department.

She admitted that when the student first kissed her it flattered her. He had told her he wanted to lose his virginity with someone he trusted and someone special.

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Another registered teacher in trouble

This one went to jail, but proves yet again that registration of teachers is no protection despite the claims by Labour and the teacher unions that compulsory registration is to protect the kids.

A former Wellington teacher who had an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage female student from another school has been jailed for two years and four months.

The 30-year-old had been on a school trip with the victim and other students last year.  He began spending time with her, friended her on Facebook and exchanged messages via social media and texts.

Another teacher on the trip became concerned about the nature of their relationship and confronted the man over the Facebook messages but the man said it was not against school policy to friend a student from another school.

After the trip the two continued to meet.  He arranged to meet her at a Wellington hotel where they had sex.  Despite being spoken to by the principal of his school and his family and the victim’s family who were concerned, the relationship continued.   Read more »