PARKTOWN High School for Girls in Gauteng set the bar for schools across the country after it amended its code of conduct to accommodate natural hairstyles‚ following allegations of racist practices at Pretoria Girls High School.The deputy head of Parktown Girls met pupils, who were unhappy with the hair code at the school, and the necessary changes were made.According to the school’s head, Dr Anthea Cereseto‚ the school did not want the pupils "to have to petition for hairstyles that make them comfortable"."The code would still have to be ratified by the school governing body‚" she said."It was not a big issue to make changes. There are far more important matters that I believe the focus on hair issues is masking." Cereseto said the representative council of learners (RCL)‚ an elected body‚ was responsible for upholding the code of conduct."At the annual RCL leadership camp the learners examine the code and discuss any amendments. The code was amended at last year’s camp to limit t...

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