A GREEK Orthodox school is being taken to the High Court for banning a Muslim pupil from wearing a headscarf.
Head teacher Kate Magliocco said the uniform policy was made clear to the parents when the girl arrived in Year 3.
It was not until she moved into Year 5 in September that they wanted their daughter to start wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf worn by Muslim women which represents the Islamic principle of modesty.
Her parents complained to the governing body, which upheld the ban with the support of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.
Mrs Magliocco said: "The school is being taken to the High Court by parents of a Muslim girl.
"They believe that, because she is nine, she has reached puberty and it would be a sin for her not to be covered because the school has male teachers.WHY NOT SEND HER TO MADRASA?