Parents of students at a co-ed school in Australia are outraged to hear their kids are no longer allowed to socialise with the opposite sex.
Don Bosco Catholic Primary School in Melbourne didn't inform parents of the rule-change, which bans year five and six boys and girls from gathering in groups together at lunch time.
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One father told 3AW Radio he only found out through his 11-year-old son.
"Apparently the grade or senior school had been told that during recess, lunch breaks, they're not to gather in groups with the other gender," he told the radio station.
He explained that the "sexist" ban came about after a couple of students of the same gender were caught misbehaving.
"The whole senior level has been tarred with the same brush in regards to their consequences."
The school has not responded to media requests for comment.