I have heard many stories of bullying within the education department and this one came from a friend who is still being bullied. The principal at James Meehan High School is a bitch of a bully. Ironically she is using "teaching" as a punishment to staff and race she doesn't like. She will load staff up with a "heavy" teaching load to keep them busy. The school has the most difficult students in the south western region so by being "busy", staff does very little in way of teaching but more of disciplining the class or student. Staff she favours are given very little to nil teaching load and the ethnic staff and especially staff she doesn't fancy will be given the most. The school is sick with nepotism and favouritism. The school has a poor reputation since this bully of a principal took over and it shows: student number is free falling and parents are voting with their feet. The principal hired her mother and her daughter to work at the school and the daughter once read and corrected the teacher's report on the students. Since she like the one of the male teacher she promoted him to head teacher then deputy in a space of 12 month. This deputy then convince the principal to hire his provocatively dress girl friend. He also convince the princial to hire his one time tattos parlour friend aswell. Money that should be used to educate and fund student is being used to hire friends and family just so they can have a job. The communities and the parents in the area knows how corrupt this principal is and consistently pulled their children off to another school. Students that stayed are doing so because of behavioural problems which other schools in the area will not take. Friends (staff) that have retired will always seek out the principal to "milk" the system for the public money. My friend tells me this principal is deceptive, morally corrupt and dishonest. She doesn't give a damn about the educating the students and is more in the business of giving jobs to her cronies. She often whispers how great she is at moving money around to funds people's position and have perfected her skills in lying and justifying her hiring pattern. The people she hired are lazy, attention seeking and contribute next to nothing to the education of the students. Staff at the school are disillusion and is alarmed at the how she is not reign in by the school education director.