School restarts religious lessons after complaints

A group of Auckland primary school parents who took concerns about religious lessons to the Human Rights Commission are outraged Christian teaching will restart next term.

At the start of the year, Roy Warren, whose 5-year-old son attends St Heliers School, originally complained to principal Craig McCarthny about the 30-minute sessions running during school time, but the school refused to stop them.

Warren and another parent made submissions to the Human Rights Commission, which oversaw a mediation session between the two parties in January. It was agreed the school would not run the half-hour lessons during school time.

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