JUST IN | St Kevin’s Headmaster Stephen Russell Has Resigned
The principal of St Kevin’s College in Toorak, Stephen Russell, has resigned in the midst of a scandal engulfing the school.
Four Corners reporter Louise Milligan broke the news on Twitter.
Earlier, she discussed the fallout from her reporting of the scandal on the Hot Breakfast.
“A lot of very, very angry parents, a lot of very bruised and emotional boys,” she said.
“In fact there was an assembly where Stephen Russell, the headmaster, stood up and gave a short speech, and then the head of Edmund Rice Education Australia — which is the sort of governing body which runs the school — Wayne Tinsey got up and made a speech.
“A number of boys refused to stand up, and they’re expected to stand up, and refused to sing the school song, and they were very upset because Wayne Tinsey — you know, who’s not their principal — gave them a bit of a serve, I’m told, by a number of parents.
“And the feeling that they came away with was that they were somehow to blame for the fact that the Four Corners story had happened, and the boys were very, very upset and they said that Stephen Russell didn’t apologise to them… there’s just a sense that the school is battening down the hatches, that Edmund Rice is battening down the hatches.“
Milligan also discussed the corporate governance issues the issue has raised, gave more details about the scandal and said there’s more to come “in the next day or so”.