LION'T be too quick to coma-, plain about how your children are being treated at school, a bishop told parents when a new Catholic secondary technical school was officially opened in Burton-on-Trent, Staffs.. last week.
Bishop Cleary, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, told parents to establish the truth of children's complaints that they are being badly handled at school before they tackle the headmaster.
"One can be shocked-to find how much time the headmaster and the local education authorities have to spend inquiring into things which arc, from the beginning, futile," he said.
Headmasters must have the obedience of the children. "In one of the prayers of the blessing of the school is the word -docility', and it is that which we must emphasise today."
The second emphasis at the blessing and dedication was on cooperation. Since the school serves both the Archdiocese of Birmingham and the Diocese of Nottingham, Bishop Ellis of Nottingham conducted the blessing.
The headmaster, Mr. H. J. Evans, and Fr. Peter Tierney, on behalf of the board of governots, thanked the local parishes, the schools commissions of the two dioceses, and the Burton-on-Trent borough officials for their continuing help and assistance.