Things get sticky after primary school pupil is expelled over a toffee
Principal ‘cancels child’s place’ after mom takes exception to son being denied a toffee reward for proof of paying fees
A principal expelled a grade three pupil after his mother became embroiled in a spat over why he did not receive a sweet as a reward for paying his school fees.
It is customary for staff at Montessori Private Primary School in Springs, Ekurhuleni, to give pupils a toffee once they hand over a brown envelope with a proof of payment slip inside confirming that the school fees have been paid.
But when the mother of the nine-year-old boy sent a courteous WhatsApp message to the principal, Irma Cronje, on Tuesday indicating that her son’s fees were paid timeously electronically, things turned ugly...