Bialik student removed from Year 10 program in Israel

December 22, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Melbourne’s Bialik College has released a statement following the removal of a male student in their Year 10 program currently visiting Israel.

Jeremy Stowe-Lindner

This followed an alleged assault on a female student from Sydney’s Emanuel School.

The school has stated: “Bialik College became aware of a serious breach of the rules and expectations surrounding one student attending the Chavayah program (a Year 10 program whereby all students travel to China and Israel for an immersive 6-week program). As a consequence of this isolated incident, the Bialik student involved has been removed from the program.

The breach was reported to the supervising staff and Israeli authorities including police, who are interviewing all parties involved, are investigating the matter. Relevant parents have been informed of the status of the enquiry. Students remain safe and supported and continue to enjoy a wonderfully rich international experience.

Principal, Jeremy Stowe-Lindner, has travelled to Israel to provide additional support for students and staff. Bialik families have been briefed with information as appropriate. To ensure fairness to all involved, and to allow for due process, the College will not be making any further comments at this stage.

Emanuel School principal Andrew Watt has been in touch with Jeremy Stowe Lindner.

Andrew Watt told J-Wire: “At this stage, we are unable to comment, other than to say our staff and students are well supported.”

A court hearing has held behind closed doors.

Australian Jewish day schools had been sharing accommodation at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel which runs a pluralistic study-abroad program in Hod HaSharon for high school students.

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