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    My neighbour who has a daughter in year 12 at our local public state high school (around 2000 kids) was telling me today that its fine to bring your boyfriend/girlfriend from outside school to the formal as your partner as long as they're under 20

    But if her daughter wants to go to the formal with one of her girlfriends (doesn't have a boyfriend not overly fussed about getting a date) then they have to sign a form to say that they're not in a same sex relationship!!!!!

    wtf!!!!!

    no idea if this applies to boys as well, or how it works if a group of girls or boys were to go together as a group to the formal or god forbid you were actually in a same sex relationship. But jeez it's 2013 and it's a state school!

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    That's ridiculous! But it also reminds me of an episode of the Cleavland show.

    When I was in year 12 we weren't allowed to bring anyone who wasn't at our school except for our parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    My neighbour who has a daughter in year 12 at our local public state high school (around 2000 kids) was telling me today that its fine to bring your boyfriend/girlfriend from outside school to the formal as your partner as long as they're under 20

    But if her daughter wants to go to the formal with one of her girlfriends (doesn't have a boyfriend not overly fussed about getting a date) then they have to sign a form to say that they're not in a same sex relationship!!!!!

    wtf!!!!!

    no idea if this applies to boys as well, or how it works if a group of girls or boys were to go together as a group to the formal or god forbid you were actually in a same sex relationship. But jeez it's 2013 and it's a state school!
    Are you sure that's accurate? I know it was the opposite when I was in school, any same sex date had to be vetted as a legit date, rather than just a friend getting into our ball (as they had issues with badly behaved friends from outside the school).

    The students decided this was a stupid rule, as who says an opposite sex date isn't that. So the school changed the rules that each non-school member attending had to have an interview with one of the principals or the dean, to talk about behaviour and expectations.

    If she is in fact correct, then they (student body) should make a stand against it, gay or not, it's discrimination.

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    That is not uncommon Sad isn't it.

    DD decided not to have a date. Her 3 year old brother walked her in. He looked so cute in her special little outfit and hat.

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    That's really lame.

    At both my year 10 & 12 formals we weren't allowed to have outsiders as dates. I actually think that's probably the best way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degrassi View Post
    That's really lame.

    At both my year 10 & 12 formals we weren't allowed to have outsiders as dates. I actually think that's probably the best way to do it.
    That was the same as us. Only those in year 12 from the school could attend. I have no idea how my school would have known who was even "dates" as everyone arrived and mingled and then were presented onstage individually in alphabetical order (it was graduation as well) and then it was canapés and dancing for the night.

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    Is it a religious school?

    It's a really absurd thing to say, but it's not the first time I've heard of it happening.

    I must say though, that my school was like Degrassi's, and you weren't allowed any "dates" from outside of the school. Most of us just went date-less. Only those who were already in a relationship with someone in the school had a date. Worked out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    Is it a religious school?
    Nope, its just the local state school.

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    DD has been talking about volunteering for a organization that puts on formals for same sex kids because it is a huge problem.

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    Wow!

    So it must be ok then to be gay/lesbian if your 'doing' that with one of the schools existing pupils and not an outsider who I guess may have learnt at their school a different understanding of same sex relationships???!!!

    WTF, even if that story has changed somewhat since it got to you OP that still would have to be outright discrimination!

    Nice to know children are receiving a good, values based, rounded education....


 

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