Bridie Smith; 24/10/08
Melbourne’s Catholic Archbishop has warned that alcohol and peer pressure have fuelled much of the “unacceptable behaviour” displayed by students. As the last few schools prepare for their “muck-up” day today, Archbishop Denis Hart (below), who was a student at Kew’s Xavier College between 1954 and 1959, expressed disappointment at the conduct of some senior students at his old school this week. He said behaviour by the year 12 students involved in Monday’s antics, which caused $5000 damage to a car and littered a Kew street with broken bottles, smashed letterboxes and upturned wheelie bins, was “irresponsible and unacceptable”.
Muck-up egg culprits ‘will be charged’
Students were sent home from Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College yesterday after a massive overnight egg attack. The school’s buildings were pelted with hundreds of eggs, leaving a hefty clean-up bill and causing the cancellation of all classes. Principal Steve Charisis said the attack caused extensive damage and students from another school might have been responsible: “We would be devastated to think that it would be any of ours, but it is in the hands of the police at the moment”.