Katikati father wants schools to crack down on bullies

A Bay of Plenty community is rallying together to voice concerns about violence in schools.

There was a fight involving several students at Katikati College on Wednesday, with two teachers allegedly assaulted.

Meeting organiser Colin Carey told Newshub his son was one of those injured, wants the school to contact parents earlier.

"Even if they just push by someone, we are not being informed by the school of assault until our kids get home and tell us themselves."

The college is investigating the incident with police and the Ministry of Education.

"I would like to see a procedure put in place to contact any victims' parents immediately - not when they get around to it," said Mr Carey.

The teachers were allegedly assaulted whilst trying to break up the fighting students.

Mr Carey says he's not sure how Saturday afternoon's gathering will play out.

"I wouldn't be surprised if the hall is over capacity, and I wouldn't be surprised if there's only 20 or 30. But I get the indication there could be around the 300-plus mark."

The meeting will be held in the Katikati War Memorial Hall at 4pm.

The school has invited parents to "make appointments with one of our senior leaders or your child's dean at any time to discuss any concerns you may have".