The Editor, I read with interest the front page story of the Bay Post last week where a local school principal, albeit with good intention, no doubt has stirred up another hornets nest. It is a real pity that some people then use social media to hide behind as they cowardly attack the man instead of the old Australian way of actually confronting him personally with their grievances. It seems that no one has asked the question of who and what gave this man the right to just change what is a traditional part of Australian cultural heritage with obviously no consultation whatsoever with the parents of his pupils. Everyday I hear people complaining about self appointed do gooders eroding the fabric of our traditions to appease some minority in our community and I'm hearing them. I rang the school in question and it has over 500 pupils and in your article you stated, I believe, there were 5 families affected so do the sums people. Our celebrations are not held to offend these groups so all I can say is "either come on board and enjoy or turn a blind eye, as we do, to cultural ceremonies we have no interest in" And then, to those people such as this principal who take it upon themselves to think they are doing the right thing and nearly everytime having the opposite effect, go back to listening to the majority and stop eroding the Australian culture that so many of us hold very dear and no one has the right to just take away. Whats next , Anzac Day..?... Pete Ward Moruya
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