this ethos rubbish is just another word for discrimination - social and religious. I hope she sues the patron/principal/owner who ever that is.
In response to puck, there are no guidelines for what the school-ethos is, ask any school exactly what it is, what is acceptable and what isn't, and you'll get some blank non-info response, because basically it depends on the principle/bishop-patron, so one school; that's ok, sure wasn't 15 yr old Mary unmarried when implanted with baby-jesus
, another principle, she should be stoned to death, can't have that sort of thing in our school, as our catholic ethos is baised on the love of jesus Holy christ
Unless puck you have a definitive description/explanation of what the catholic or COI school ethos is, I'ld love to hear it.
What really gets me is;
1. The ombusman is basically powerless, I assume this is the ombusmann for children & child protection, and can only recommend creation of a state law to protect underage/unmarried students in state funded schools. (even if a school is private it still has to abide by law of the land and also recieves grants)
2. The Department of Education should be disbanded
and all given the sack without pensions, then a new department formed whose primary mission would be to put childrens wellfare above all else, above any form of prejudice, ethotic disrimination, political/religous influrence and secondary mission to mantain/own and fully govern all schools in Ireland, and if they say boo to a school principle, the principle will shiver.I relalise we do have great motivated people in the dep of Ed, but the dep of Ed might as well not exist, it's like it's bound and gagged, scrap it or free it from it's restraints, imo it's just too injured/damaged