School health, safety everybody’s business

PRINCIPALS AND teachers are to a large extent under the
microscope of public scrutiny. This is exacerbated especially when something negative happens involving the nation’s schoolchildren.

When children attain excellence, whether such excellence be academic or otherwise, they and even their parents receive all the plaudits for the sacrifice they made to achieve. Nary a mention is made of the principal and teachers. It is as though the children succeeded in a vacuum with little or no input from the school.