Sarah Haynes gave the scathing end of year speech at the exclusive Ravenswood School for Girls, located on Sydney’s upper north shore where students fees are approximately $28,000 a year.
Haynes blasting the school in front of a crowd filled with shocked teachers, fellow students and parents.
During the speech Haynes, 18, questioned the school’s values by claiming it was being run like a business driven by financial concerns.
The speech was filmed by a fellow student and has since been posted on YouTube where it has so far been viewed more that 6,000 times.
“Some people work hard and get noticed and good on them.” she started the speech.
“Some people work hard, struggle and get overlooked,” Ms Haynes said.
“I don’t know how to run a school but it seems to me that today’s schools are being run more and more like businesses where everything becomes financially motivated, where more value is placed on those who provide good publicity or financial benefits.”
Ms Haynes told the crowd when she became school captain, staff members would change her speeches to make them more in line with the elite image of the school.
“Everything I wrote had to be censored by those higher up than me. I was never trusted to say the right thing,” she said.
She said that she wrote a speech for an open day at the beginning of 2015 and was told to take out a line saying the school wasn’t perfect.
We somehow suspect Ms Haynes is going to bob up and make a splash.