Sydney – The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBD) has been left “shocked and deeply saddened” by antisemitic and racist remarks made by students at the King’s School in North Parrammatta.
According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, one student in a WhatsApp group, called Studies of Religion Group Chat, wrote: “I’m cool with muzzlims (sic) and pretty much everyone as long as they aren’t Jewish (sic) or F*ench (sic).”
Another student responded: “(student’s name) hates the jews (sic).”
“These vile comments are yet another indication that our students are not getting the message: hate has no place in our society,” said JBD CEO Darren Bark.
“We commend the Minns Government for its strong stance against antisemitic bullying and its commitment to stamping out such behaviour through increased Holocaust education in our schools and additional training and resources for teachers to tackle this scourge.
“We also welcome the government’s commitment to introducing a digital reporting portal for students and their families to report incidents.
“For too long, families have held back on reporting inappropriate behaviour for fear of reprisals from bullies or being labelled as troublemakers by school leadership. This will no longer be the case.
“The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies looks forward to working with Education Minister Prue Car and the Department of Education to make these reforms a reality.”