Naughty new entrants kicked out of school

Dominion Post 22 Aug 2011

Naughty five and six-year-olds are increasingly being turfed out of school as experts say the behaviour of young pupils is getting worse. One child psychologist says poor parenting is part of the problem, and exposure to drugs or alcohol in the womb is having a terrible impact of some children. Schools are reporting the behaviour of new entrants as more challenging than ever before. Last year the number of five and six-year-olds stood down and suspended reached five-year highs. Suspensions are more serious than stand-downs, but both result in a pupil’s formal removal from school. There were 70 instances of five-year-olds being stood down and 131 of six-year-olds, with six instances of five-year-olds suspended and 20 instances of six-year-olds. Common issues among children of that age with behavioural problems were disobedience and aggression, child psychologist Fiona Ayers said.
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New entrant suspensions reach 5 year high
NZ Herald 22 Aug 2011 A family lobby group says it is no surprise the behaviour of young children is worsening, following the release of a report which says five and six-year-olds are increasingly being stood down from school….Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said New Zealand had tried to bury its head in the sand on this growing problem, but the problem was only getting worse. “There are many factors that may be contributing to these statistics including the levels of violence in the media and games, the undermining of parental and school authority, the ‘rights’ culture being fed to young people, and family breakdown and fatherlessness,” he said. The number of stand-down and suspension numbers have been falling overall, despite the rise among five and six-year-olds.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/education/news/article.cfm?c_id=35&objectid=10746684
Naughty new entrants kicked out of school
TVNZ August 22, 2011 Naughty five and six-year-olds are increasingly being turfed out of school as experts say the behaviour of young pupils is getting worse…..Family First’s Bob McCoskrie said he thinks the problem will worsen, blaming what he says is more pressure on schools to accept and accommodate “increasingly defiant and unacceptable behaviour”. “There are many factors that may be contributing to these statistics including the levels of violence in the media and games, the undermining of parental and school authority, the ‘rights’ culture being fed to young people, and family breakdown and fatherlessness,” said McCoskrie.
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/naughty-new-entrants-kicked-school-4358732