School bans clapping at assemblies but allows ‘silent cheers’ instead

Elanora Heights Public School announced the new policy in its school newsletter this month, reports

It said the news has been introduced to ‘respect members of our school community who are sensitive to noise.’

And that instead of clapping students are free to ‘punch the air, pull excited faces and wriggle about on the spot.’

  • How about we silently raise our middle finger?

  • Clink9

    Life seems to be one big Monty Python skit now.

    • Dave

      except for the fact that it’s not funny

  • What if someone is sensitive to visual displays?

  • I hope none of the kids are epileptic.

  • Alain

    The number sensitive to this BS would far outnumber any sensitive to noise. I would call this another example of the tyranny of the minority, except there likely isn’t even a minority in this case who are sensitive to noise.

    • Minicapt

      Umm … I’m one of them, and have avoided family parties during the past decade because of it.


      • Alain

        That doesn’t change anything of what I stated. Hopefully you avoid those situations as you suggest as opposed to insisting that the majority change their ways for you.

  • The Butterfly

    Why does your species hate its male children?

  • J. C.

    Um… Earplugs, anybody???

  • GrimmCreeper

    Ehemm, I noticed no trigger warnings for this story. Thinking about loud noises may cause some of us to feel some undue stress.

  • Dana Garcia

    Earplugs work nicely at the range.

  • Dana Garcia

    What about people who are sensitive to stupidity? Where’s our relief?

  • Maggat

    Sorry to hear that the Aussies have the same pile of dopes that we have here. Liberals should be rounded up and resettled on a south Atlantic island, then maybe they’ll be to busy creating their own paradise to bother us.

  • Linda1000

    Mime classes? Reminds me of the silent painting named “The Scream”.

  • simus1

    Oz Shitheads teaching Shitheadism to eager student shitheads when they aren’t peddling muslimism.
    Lordy. Lordy. God help us all.

  • Surele Surele

    let’s start children…………………………………………………………………………that was good, wasn’t it?

  • P_F

    My guess too many mohammedans in the community/neighbourhood.
    Clapping is prohibited in islam.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just bring a severed skull on a pole.