Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No turbans at Ormiston

I expect public schools to have enough range in their school's uniform wardrobe to allow children of all faiths to attend. However private schools are different they have every right to restrict entrance by whatever requirement they want. So if the private Ormiston College wants to ban turban wearing Sikhs so be it.

THE Sikh community is outraged at what it says is a lack of cultural awareness after two incidents involving the wearing of turbans.

A Sikh family is fighting a landmark case after Ormiston College in Brisbane told them their 12-year-old son could only be enrolled if he complied with its uniform rules by cutting his hair and not wearing a turban.

The family, who cannot be named, has lodged a claim with the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland.....

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