Class war evident in Melbourne school

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Boys at Xavier College, an expensive Catholic boys school, abused students from government schools on a Facebook VCE forum late last year, according to the Herald Sun.

The Xavier students' put downs included “retards” and “povo fucks”. Girls were told to “let the men handle business” and “Could all woman please refrain from expressing there (sic) opinions thank you.” Obviously, the $25,000-a-year school isn't very good at teaching literacy skills.

Additionally, one Xavier student wrote that he was glad that his parents had sent him to a good private school rather than a “poverty stricken asshole in Pakenham” (an outer Melbourne suburb).

More revealing about the attitudes and culture of some of the students were comments such as: “Just remember your parents work for mine, so don't go complaining to them” and “Remember to say 'hi' to me when I'm your boss one day”.

News.com.au reported: “The school says it aims to produce 'reflective, compassionate and articulate men' who will provide 'outstanding service and leadership in our world'.

The opposite seems to be the case, although it is apparent from the comments that some students at Xavier certainly believe that they are born to rule and clearly understand their position in a class society.

News.com.au said: “Recent data from the Crime Statistics Agency found Xavier College had the highest level of misconduct out of Melbourne's most prestigious schools.

“Between 2012 and 2014 there were 23 theft offences, 20 burglary/break and enter crimes, eight incidents of drug use and possession misdemeanours and five breaches of orders.
“There were also four incidents of assault and related offences recorded, as well as four crimes involving property damage and two offences of dangerous and negligent acts endangering people.

“There was one crime of deception, one drug dealing and trafficking offence, and one weapons and explosives offence.”

And finally: “Another incident recorded was in 2005, when a student at Xavier College was sent a letter containing a bullet from one of his classmates.”

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