Headmaster Apologises After Melbourne Private School Boys' 'Offensive' Tram Chant
The Headmaster of St Kevin's College in Melbourne has issued an apology for the 'misogynistic' behaviour displayed by some students after they were filmed singing an 'offensive' chant on a tram.
Headmaster Stephen Russell has written a letter to parents saying he is "upset, frustrated and angry" after seeing students from the Toorak private school performing a sexist chant in public.
The students' chant was filmed as they sang it on a Melbourne tram, sparking widespread condemnation on social media.
The group was filmed singing lyrics such as: "I wish that all the ladies / were holes in the road; And if I was a dump truck / I’d fill them with my load."
In a letter to parents, reported by the ABC, Russell said the school was following through in both a disciplinary and pastoral manner.
"Our students were responsible for initiating the offensive behaviour."
"We have always and will continue to challenge such poor behaviour and misogynistic attitudes through programs at school and with the cooperation of parents."
"On behalf of the college I apologise unreservedly for the offence and inconvenience caused by this group of students," Russell said.
10 daily has approached St Kevin's College for comment.
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