A principal of an elite catholic school in Perth has threatened to close down the facility because he refuses to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Principal Adam Zydek founded Divine Mercy College in the city’s south.
Mr Zydek is understood to have called a staff meeting last night and handed out anti-vaccination information, infuriating teachers.
The decision has left parents and teachers divided.
Father-of-two Nelson Mendes demanded an explanation from the principal himself at morning drop off.
“It this late stage how do I enroll my kids into any other schools?” he said.
Another parent said she respects Mr Zydek’s decision.
“It’s a very gutsy move and it’s a little message to the world.”
The principal was the school this morning but refused to comment.
Divine Mercy is a catholic school, but not part of WA’s Catholic Education.
Perth’s Archbishop distanced himself from the views, saying he is “deeply disappointed’ – and “the position does not reflect that of the Perth Archdiocese or the Pope”.
Of the 48 staff members working at Divine Mercy College, all except four are fully vaccinated and said they don’t share the views.
Education Minister Sue Ellery is seeking advice on whether the principal meets the conditions of registration.