Lesson from a close shave
Returned Brownie’s apology to Trinity students
RETURNED Trinity Grammar deputy headmaster Rohan Brown yesterday promised not to cut anyone else’s hair and apologised to students for letting them down.
In his first formal address to students after being sacked in March for cutting a boy’s hair, he said he was s sorry. y
“I would like ke to apologise to the school for disrupting your studies and letting you down n in your final years ears and for making king the last term very difficult,” Mr Brown told an assembly of year ear 11 and 12 students. “I have made mistakes and so have many of you, but we learn from our mistakes. It has been a terrific almost 30 years here, and I look forward to many years ahead.” Mr Brown told the boys he didn’t want to hear any more of the chanting t that had characterised schoo school events since his dismissal. Since the sackin sacking, boys at the elite Kew sch school have rallied at lunchtim lunchtimes and interrupted school e events with chanting and dig digs at headmaster Michael Da Davies.
Mr Brown said: “We should always respect others around us, in school, in public or at home,” though he also said: “I am very proud of the way you have gone about expressing yourselves.”
He delivered a similar message to a separate assembly of year 7 to 10 boys.
It was an emotional return to the school for Mr Brown, who cried and hugged students and parents at the school gates yesterday morning.
As the students filed past, Mr Brown continued to check hair lengths and uniforms.
He said the boy whose hair he had cut had come by, and his hair looked fine.
At the assemblies, he told the boys the “school’s policy on length and style has not changed but I will not be cutting anybody’s hair”.
Dr Davies said teachers and other staff had “welcomed Rohan back with great enthusiasm and warmth”.
Despite pressure on his leadership since Mr Brown’s dismissal, Dr Davies has said he is resolute in his desire to lead the school.
Deputy headmaster Rohan Brown returns to Trinity Grammar and is greeted by students and parents at the start of term. Picture: TONY GOUGH