MOUNT Scopus Memorial College has announced this morning that a member of staff has left the school in the wake of complaints made by a number of alumni that he “had previously engaged in inappropriate conduct with secondary students”.
In a letter sent to parents, principal Rabbi James Kennard and president Amy Hershan wrote that the type of conduct being alleged was “wholly unacceptable and has no place in any school setting” and was “in breach of college protocols and policies dealing with staff and student interactions”.
The matter was subjected to an independent investigation, and all relevant authorities have been notified.
The letter stated the school was “taking any and all steps needed to understand the extent, and impact, of any such conduct on any current and former students”, adding, “If you have had a similar experience, the college extends to you its complete support and assistance.”
Past and present students were also invited to discuss their experiences with Rabbi Kennard, the deputy principal or the director of wellbeing.
The letter concluded by thanking “the brave former students who have brought these matters to our attention”.