NZ Herald – Gloriavale principal kept quiet about teacher’s sexual abuse of 9yo girl
by Dubby Henry – NZ Herald – 26/056/2022
The former principal of Gloriavale Christian School has been banned from leading a school for three years after failing to report a teacher’s sexual abuse of a 9-year-old girl.
Faithful Pilgrim has admitted he “failed dismally as a principal” when he did not report the offending to police, and certified the teacher’s “good character” so he could renew his teaching license.
Pilgrim was principal at the secretive Christian community’s West Coast school in 2012, when a teacher named Just Standfast indecently assaulted a 9-year-old girl in his class.