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Race bullies at top school
« on: December 03, 2007, 07:39:56 PM »
Race bullies at top school

By Bruce McDougall

December 04, 2007 12:00am

A Jewish family claims their teenage son was subjected to acts of anti-Semitic bullying while attending one of Sydney's leading Catholic high schools.

The Year 7 student and his younger brother were sent to Waverley College in Sydney's east for a "broader" education but the older boy became the butt of racial taunts as students questioned his right to be there.

His humiliation at the hands of other students hit rock bottom during an episode called "The Jew Game", in which a $5 note was thrown on the ground to see if the Jewish boy would pick it up.

The boy's father's Saul Ellison told The Daily Telegraph: "Unfortunately he picked up the money."

The Jewish boy was then tormented further by students calling out: "What are you doing here? (at Waverley)"

Since the bullying earlier this year the boy has been forced to see a psychologist "to try to deal with it".

Mr Ellison and his wife Janine said they lodged a complaint with the Christian Brothers school but were not satisfied with the action it had taken.

"We never heard of any disciplinary action or suspensions . . . the school claimed the perpetrators had been spoken to," Mr Ellison said.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive officer Vic Alhadeff yesterday said racist comments were "abhorrent" and had no place in schools.

"A number of anti-semitic incidents involving Waverley College students has occurred in recent weeks and that is to be condemned," he said.

"It is clear that the student in this particular case was the target of anti-semitic abuse. The school has informed us that it takes the issue seriously. The Jewish community will be monitoring the situation."

The Ellisons' relations with the college further deteriorated when they unsuccessfully tried to get their son exempted from attending a compulsory sports carnival - because he was required for bar mitzvah lessons.

Waverley threatened to suspend the student if he did not attend the carnival but Mr Ellison pulled both sons out of the school before the start of the fourth term and enrolled them at the Jewish Moriah College.

They were refunded a $500 deposit and their fourth term fees were waived.

Waverley College deputy headmaster (senior) Peter Frost confirmed yesterday there had been "some instances of bullying" but said they were isolated.

"I don't believe there is anything endemic going on . . . the boys involved were counselled and their religion teacher asked to promote sensitivity and tolerance in the school," Mr Frost said. "We have a very solid anti-bullying program . . . it is followed pretty rigorously.

"We have had, in the past, special coaching for people who have been involved (in bullying) . . . to help them resolve their problems."

Mr Frost said parents were clearly informed when they enrolled their children at Waverley that the school was "unashamedly Catholic and that is part and parcel of what we do here".

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Re: Race bullies at top school
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 07:42:48 PM »
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His humiliation at the hands of other students hit rock bottom during an episode called "The Jew Game", in which a $5 note was thrown on the ground to see if the Jewish boy would pick it up.

The boy's father's Saul Ellison told The Daily Telegraph: "Unfortunately he picked up the money."



 8) lol 8)

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Re: Race bullies at top school
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 08:09:25 PM »
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A JEWISH family claims their teenage son was subjected to acts of anti-Semitic bullying while attending one of Sydney's leading Catholic high schools.

What the hell was the joober kid doing down there in the first place?

Joo kid in a Kathylick school???

Something wrong here.

Just sayin'.
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Re: Race bullies at top school
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 08:16:58 PM »
this article is absolutely chock full of it. i seriously considered posting it in the 'humor' section.

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The Ellisons' relations with the college further deteriorated when they unsuccessfully tried to get their son exempted from attending a compulsory sports carnival - because he was required for bar mitzvah lessons.

try going to a jewish school, and telling them you need to be excused to attend your first communion.

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Waverley threatened to suspend the student if he did not attend the carnival but Mr Ellison pulled both sons out of the school before the start of the fourth term and enrolled them at the Jewish Moriah College.

wtf?? you mean to tell me there was a jewish school nearby, that they could have attended, the whole time?
oh yeah, earlier in the article, they said...

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The Year 7 student and his younger brother were sent to Waverley College in Sydney's east for a "broader" education

a "broader" education for whom, exactly?  ::)


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Re: Race bullies at top school
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 12:06:59 AM »
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His humiliation at the hands of other students hit rock bottom during an episode called "The Jew Game", in which a $5 note was thrown on the ground to see if the Jewish boy would pick it up.

The boy's father's Saul Ellison told The Daily Telegraph: "Unfortunately he picked up the money."

Classic ;D

If the roles were the reversed and a Christian was stupid enough to want to send their children to a Jewish school I'm sure the students would be subjected to much worse and not just from a couple of so called bullies.

Of course we also wouldn't hear about it in the MSM either...

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Re: Race bullies at top school
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 04:24:42 AM »
For a long time they weren't allowed into the public schools in the UK, like Eton, Winchester, Shrewsbury, Fettes, Ampleforth, Downside (for boys) or Benenden, Roedean, Cheltenham Ladies' College, Malvern Girls' School (for girls). Most of them are Anglican foundations, some Roman Catholic, some Methodist, and Fettes is Episcopalian. Gordonstoun is co-ed, non-denominational, but really tough. So they set up their own independent school at Carmel College, after having got one of the minor public schools (Clifton College near Bristol) to establish a house called "Jews' House" [for those not familiar with the set up in British public schools they are typically arranged in Houses under a Housemaster (or Mistress) and the boys or girls join one and stay in it during the six years they're at the school - the Houses compete against each other academically and at sports]. If you send your child to a Christian school, expect them to have a Christian environment. So, why didn't they take a leaf out of the UK book: if they want an "elite school" in Aus, why don't they make one for themselves? Preferably somewhere way out in the bush...
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Re: Race bullies at top school
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 04:29:13 PM »
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The boy's father's Saul Ellison told The Daily Telegraph: "Unfortunately he picked up the money."

Absolute freakin CLASSIC!

There are tears rolling down my eyes!  :D

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007, 04:31:08 PM »
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The boy's father's Saul Ellison told The Daily Telegraph: "Unfortunately he picked up the money."

At least he bent over for money.

You would bend over for beer soaked cap off a bottle top.  ;D

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007, 09:28:01 PM »
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"Unfortunately he picked up the money."

im going to use this as a sig line, at least for a little while.

it still makes me giggle every time i read it.  ;D

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Re: Race bullies at top school
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 04:51:27 AM »
Poor kid, maybe he was intimidated and picked it up out of fear? Maybe he will invest that money in a sound business like fish tank cleaning and then turn into one of those amazing "jews made good" billionaires? Then he can head over to Russia and buy himself a aluminum and nickel smelter or two for a pittance?

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Re: Race bullies at top school
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007, 04:37:09 PM »
Kids are cruel to one another. The Ellisons should suck it up like the rest of us did.
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