POLL: Should schools allow students to break uniform rules for sentimental reasons?

  • 22/06/2016

A Palmerston North teen was forced to cut off a bracelet gifted to her by her now-dead father, because it didn't comply with school rules.

Jordy Goldsack, 13, says the bangle was special; a connection to her father, gifted to her on the day of her Christening.

Since his death in 2007, the bracelet has become too small to fit over her hand. When the school said it had to go, it had to be cut off.

Palmerston North Girls' High School principal Karene Biggs says the majority of parents support school uniform rules, and says they are there to ensure the focus stays on learning.

Are rules rules or is it right to bend them for sentimental reasons?

Tonight, we visit the school for both sides of the story.

Vote in our poll.