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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 3. 1969.

Corporal Punishment Article Caned

Corporal Punishment Article Caned

The Headmaster of Wellington College has prevented the school newspaper from publishing an article or corporal punishment.

The article, written by secondary school students, and consisting mainly of quotes from various research papers on the subject, including the Currie Commission report, was to have been printed simultaneously in the newspapers at Wellington and Scots College.

"It's only a school newspaper," Mr. S. H. W. Hill said.

"The article had something about requesting signatures for a petition in it."

"We don't want that sort of thing in our school."

Asked if he saw the duty of a school newspaper simply to publish news about the school, Mr. Hill replied it was more a "literary sort of thing".

There has been considerable activity within the last few days by persons interested in the subject of corporal punishment, and it is rumoured a nation-wide petition is being organised.