An elite Sydney private school has threatened to expel students who would participate in a “muck-up day” scavenger hunt, which school administrators labelled as “illegal, harmful, arrogant, and deeply offensive.”
Shore School headmaster Dr Timothy Petterson warned that any student taking part in the challenge could lose their place at Shore, preventing them from sitting their HSC exams with the school.
Early this week, the prestigious North Sydney school, through social media, has uncovered a document dubbed the “Triwizard Shorenament,” which contains a list of dares Year 12 boys must complete to earn points.
The tasks include spitting on spitting on homeless people, drinking to excess, taking illicit drugs, defecating on trains, getting arrested, and other illegal and offensive activities.
In a letter to parents obtained by the Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Petterson said the scavenger hunt document appeared to be the work of a small group students and was not representative of the school’s culture.
“Unfortunately, the activities encouraged in the document… are illegal, harmful and, in many cases, disrespectful towards members of the public and portray an arrogant sense of entitlement, and an underlying attitude that the school finds deeply offensive,” Dr Petterson said.
“It is extremely disappointing to all of us that their thoughtless actions have cast a shadow, not only over the considerable achievements of their classmates, but the reputation of our school generally which strives to be a respectful, inclusive, and caring environment for all.”
The school has so far been unable to identify the authors of the document, which is linked to an Instagram account, according to a report by the Sydney Morning Herald.