Head of School's Corner

Weekly Message from Head of School 2018/1/22 - 2018/1/28

Dear Parents,

A few parents have written to me recently, or spoken with me, about their perceptions of bullying at Keystone. Bullying can be physical, emotional, psychological, cyber-based, and more. As these parents well know, I take these sentiments seriously. Keystone is not a school, or a community, that tries to ignore such things, or to pretend that they do not exist, or to sweep negative behaviors under the carpet. We face them, examine them, try to reach an accurate and just conclusion, and attempt to put them right for the future.

Bullying in our school community is unacceptable, for many reasons. So is fighting.Like bullying, fighting can also take different forms, and is not always physical.Physical fighting often becomes less frequent as students grow older. But the two are different, most often. For me, bullying is characterized by a deliberately nasty intention to be vindictive, by repeated hostile actions, and often by an imbalance of power between bully and victim. The …

Posted by steven on Friday January 26
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Malcolm McKenzie

Malcolm McKenzie is the Founding Head of School of Keystone Academy. He grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and studied at the Universities of Cape Town, Oxford, and Lancaster.

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