Primary school bans physical birthday party invitations

omg 10/04/2019

A Sydney primary school has banned its students from handing out birthday invitations in class.

Mosman Public School has asked parents to email invitations, in order to prevent children who are not invited from getting upset.

The information was sent to parents via email, along with a suggestion they should discourage their children from discussing planned festivities at school, The Daily Telegraph reports.

It's understood the ban was implemented after a pupil became upset they weren't invited to a peer's party.

"It's going too far," one angry parent told The Daily Telegraph.

"We have to build resilient kids."

"You can't give birthday invitations by paper [at school], only by email and you must tell your children not to talk about the party."

Other schools in New South Wales have also brought in birthday bans.

Candles have been outlawed at Seven Hills West Public School, and only small individual cakes are allowed on the premises.

"We welcome small individual cakes or the like if your child wishes to share his/her birthday with the class," a newsletter from the school reads.

"Candles ARE NOT permitted and teachers are UNABLE to cut cakes."

Birthday cakes have also been banned at Wamberal Public School, and St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, reports the Daily Mail.