Sounds like they need to bring back bogwashing at Grammar

Standards have clearly dropped at Grammar since I went there.

Back in my day we would have had a witch hunt to find these squealers and dragged them down to the Taj for a bogwashing.

Unnamed students at the school have started a petition on the California-based website to get new toilets at the school.

“Stinky, dirty, disgusting, mosquito-infested bathrooms that obviously are not properly taken care of deteriorates the school’s environment and makes the school feel like a prison,” the petition says.

But headmaster Tim O’Connor says the school has already gone out to tender for a $100,000-plus contract to upgrade the main toilet block and add 10 extra toilets to it by the end of next term.

“If students are concerned about the condition of toilets, then my first response would be come and tell us about it,” he said.

“I haven’t seen the petition, you have just given me an introduction to it, I don’t know anything about it, so I’m assuming they are not overly serious.”

The decile 9 boys’ school is New Zealand’s sixth-biggest school with 2502 students at the end of April.

The median price of a three-bedroom home in its school zone in February was the highest of any school in the country, at $2.09 million.

But by 5pm today, 2195 people had signed the petition for new toilets, which has been promoted through a Facebook group for current and former students.

Year 12 student Giovanni said the two main toilet blocks had been dirty and smelly at least since he started at the school in 2014.

“The smell is very unpleasant. It can be smelt without even being inside,” he said.

“Some of them don’t even have locks. Some of them don’t even have toilet paper.

“It’s a combination of the students not being responsible and I have been to school multiple times in the morning and they haven’t been cleaned.

“It’s surprising that this is apparently the best high school in the country, yet we have terrible toilets. You can find the same or better toilets in public schools in less developed countries.”

Guess who will be the first getting a bogwash…that’s right, Giovanni. I mean how many Giovannis are there at Grammar. Shame the Taj is gone…that was a real icon. Why weren’t there wombles with their injunctions protesting the destruction of such a fine heritage building?

“We demolished the Taj, which was the original toilet block on site, in 2014 to make way for the new classroom block, and then we have allocated just over $100,000 to renovate the toilet block in the main block,” he said.

What a bunch of poofs, moaning about toilet blocks at a boys school. Any parent with boys knows they can’t aim.

These students have let down the school badly. Rat finks were never trusted in my day.

Plus, those bogs look positively pristine compared to back in my day.


-NZ Herald

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