Well, you need to tell me these things, it's my job as a teacher to know. Now, I want to see both of you, one at a time in my office.
So, tell me what happened, from the very beginning.
Well, when he first arrived, he was so lonely, and everyone thought it was weird- he couldn't speak English. So, I thought I would speak for everyone when I made fun of him, that people would think it was funny. And it was for a bit. But then he started ignoring me, and then I guess it got boring and I slowly started realising that it wasn't that great of me to do it. I guess just kept doing it to see if people would pay attention to me.
Well, I'm disappointed in you, but I'm glad you're sorry- and as well as apologising, I want you to write a letter to him and his family saying sorry.
That's okay, just don't do it again. Can you please send him in now?
Ok. I'll do it. I'm really sorry.
Please don't be mad! I'm really sorry I did it! I'll apologise to him.
Hi there, now I know his side of the story- I want to know yours, though I think I have an idea what happened.
Well, I didn't know English, and I still am not that good. But he started bullying me every day, I had no friends so I didn't tell anyone and I didn't want to tell you because I didn't want him to get in trouble. I'm sorry.
Well, it definitely wasn't your fault, and he said that he was sorry, and meant it, but you have to tell me these things so that I can help prevent things like this.
But I'm proud of you-you persevered and your English is almost fluent. Good job.
Ok. I will.
After all of this, when his parents had been told what happened and they comforted him, and the bully got taught a lesson and really regretted it, his English was now fluent and he was content. No, he was happy.