Calls for top school’s principal and council to be axed

Calls for top school’s principal and council to be axed

Last week it was revealed that Trinity Grammar’s longtime deputy principal was stood down after cutting a student’s hair ahead of a school photo day – but now the school’s alumni are calling for the principal and council to be axed.

The school’s decision to remove Rohan Brown, who has served as the school’s deputy principal since 1992, was met with anger from many within the school’s community, 3,700 of whom have signed a petition demanding that he be reinstated.

Responding to the concerns on Saturday, Trinity Grammar ordered an independent review into the decision to remove Brown as deputy head, but the move may be too little too late.

On Sunday, the Old Trinity Grammarians’ Association (OTGA) said it will convene on Tuesday to discuss a motion to overthrow the school council and principal, Dr Michael Davies, whose actions they say are “out of step” with the school community.

OTGA president, David Baumgartner, told The Age that the Association will be calling for the school’s council chairman, Roderick Lyle, to stand down when it meets tomorrow night.

“We will be calling for Rod Lyle to, not just stand down, but leave completely,”

“We will be asking for the entire Trinity council to stand down. The headmaster should also be replaced and a caretaker appointed to the role.”

The school’s principal, Dr Michael Davies, has been contacted for comment.

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