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From stuff 28/08/14
A bitter dispute is raging in the northern Southland town of Riversdale due to the school wanting to introduce a calming technique for its pupils in the wake of bullying.
It is understood some Christian parents at Riversdale are furious the school wants to introduce the “mindfulness” technique, claiming it has Buddhism origins.
Mindfulness is a technique focused on getting a person’s thoughts and emotions in a natural and calm state and in the present moment.
The Education Ministry said it had received five complaints from parents at Riversdale School about the issue and was working with the school to ensure the complaints were dealt with appropriately.
Riversdale School Board of Trustees chairman Dylan Ditchfield confirmed the school was considering introducing the mindfulness programme to its pupils for a variety of reasons, which included bullying, and he said some parents were unhappy about it.
To read all the article and the more than 395 comments go to: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/10433317/Schools-calming-proposal-riles-parents
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Needing help for your home schooling journey:
Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:
Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/
Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/
This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/
Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/