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Queen Margaret College is a independent presbyterian girls school. It caters for girls from Pre-school through Primary and on to Secondary levels. This Christian School is situated in the inner-city suburb of Thorndon in New Zealand's capital - Wellington. The following articles have been published in the Dominion Post the major daily newspaper for the greater Wellington area. They provide an insight into the behind the scenes management of this school.


The Queen Margaret College motto is Luce Veritatis - 'By the light of truth'

 Key words: Bullying, Retribution, Employment Relations, School Management, Cancer, Constructive Dismissal, Moral Hypocrisy, Abuse, Threats, Redundancy

Please note that this site is updated regularly and you should check it every now and then to keep up with the latest developments. Usually the latest items are clearly marked as "New" .


Check out these newspaper clippings:

"School Accused of taking revenge on job case witnesses" Dominion Post 30 May 2007

 "Teachers saw school heads as the 'enemy'" Dominion Post 30 March 2007

"Teacher says stress masked his cancer" Dominion Post 29 March 2007

"Dispute splits girls' college" Dominion Post 29 March 2007


 The case discussed in these articles was heard by the New Zealand Employment Relations Authority (ERA) and a judgement has now been delivered.  A summary of procedings to date is available from the Employment Relations Service. In essence the Employment Relations Authority awarded Dr Selwood $5000 for the attempt by the Principal of Queen Margaret College, Carol Craymer, to make Dr Selwood summarily redundant.

A report on the employment relations problems at Queen Margaret College can also be found in a recent issue of the Independent School Teachers' Association of New Zealand (ISTANZ) newsletter.

See who is running this school.

Useful Links to related professional associations, websites, articles and books

Exonated! Yeah Right QMCMonitor is not alone in having concerns about the management of Queen Margaret College.  Two more stories from the Dominion Post.


Checkout Marginalia for a third party view of the QMC debacle. The article is headed "Workplace Bullying: The Stakes are Raised"

Who is the QMCMonitor?

Teacher wins $5000 in employment case (Auckland Herald)

Queen Margaret College employs 'spin doctor'

QMCMonitor reacts to claims on QMC website

QMC News 31 August 2007

An issue of Credibility

The question of a support person 

News Flash as at 20 October 

Exclusive Interview with Dr Selwood 20 October

Dying man wants his cheque (The Dominion Post, Tom Fitzsimons, 3 November 2007)


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