Parents quiz school over debtor headmaster
CONCERNED parents are seeking answers from the Australian International School following revelations last week that principal Brian Davies was dismissed from another Hong Kong school and had received writs demanding payment of debts.
Mr Davies, previously dismissed from the Canadian International School and served with seven writs amounting to more than $300,000, was unavailable for comment last week.
Teachers at the school said they were slightly worried by the Sunday Morning Post revelations.
One said school administrators had been fielding calls throughout the week from worried parents of newly-enrolled students.
'There have been several enquiries from concerned parents, but I don't have information about the content of the calls,' the teacher commented.
Another said: 'Mr Davies' personal debt is his own business and only he can answer questions about that.' School administrators declined to say how many children were currently enrolled.
The school opened three weeks ago with 25 youngsters, despite advertising places for 80 students.
One parent said she was concerned about the headmaster's lack of experience.
Chairman of the school board, Philip Day, said he knew of no parents who wanted to withdraw their children.
The school board was continuing its own enquiries, he said.