Online hygiene school teachers are in a tough spot as they are facing backlash for banning a school project with a photo of a witch wearing a traditional robes.
The photo of the school’s principal’s daughter wearing a red dress has been circulating on social media, sparking complaints that it was a “racist” costume.
The witch was part of a group of teachers and students who were dressed up in costumes to go to the local Halloween party on Thursday, October 13.
But they had to wear a mask to avoid being caught by the school principal’s security team.
“I was shocked that a witch could wear a dress,” the principal’s mother, who asked not to be named, told The Huffington New Zealand.
“It was very inappropriate.
I think it was disrespectful to the children.
It was a mistake and we didn’t make it right.”
She said the group of girls dressed up as witches were told they could not return home until they completed their project.
“We have to go home to our family, they are not allowed to leave our house.
That’s why we decided to do it.”
The principal’s principal, who is also a teacher, said the project was a cultural exchange.
“Our school is not a witch school.
It’s a school of witchcraft, we teach witchcraft.
The project was not a joke,” she said.”
The idea that the principal was wearing a witch costume was a very serious and unfortunate situation that we’re facing, and I think that is the only way we can solve it.”
However, the principal said the principal had been “very respectful” of the students’ right to wear their costumes.
“If they are unhappy with it, they can wear it as long as they don’t touch it, as long they don-t make fun of it or insult it or anything like that.”
That’s the only thing we can do.
“The project was an attempt to engage with New Zealanders and the wider world, she said, but she had “a problem” with the image of the witch dressed as a witch.”
This is a very important part of our school, and it’s important to us to do a good job of educating our children about their culture.
“The witch costume is an old traditional costume from the European-style witchcraft movement.
The principal said they had also been invited to the party to “share the good things” in witchcraft.
The group, who attended the party with their teacher and the principal, were expected to return to the school on Friday to complete their project, the school said.
The school principal has contacted the police, who have confirmed they will be investigating.”
There were no incidents that I could confirm and they are investigating,” the school told The New Zealand Herald.