Posts Tagged ‘religious instruction’

Changes planned for religious instruction in state schools

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Religious instruction at New Zealand state schools is about to change. Parents will be required to give explicit permission in writing for their children to receive religious instruction at state schools under a planned law change. It may be the beginning of the end of primary schools offering religious instruction. Education Minister Chris Hikpkins told Read more

Review of state school religious instruction ruled out

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

New Zealand’s Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is not considering a review of the Education Act, which allows religious instruction in state schools. Christchurch mother Tanya Jacob and the Secular Education Network are pressing for changes to the law in this regard. They have laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission. Ms Jacob Read more

Divided beliefs over Bible in the classroom

Friday, August 9th, 2013

One in three state primary and intermediate schools teaches religious instruction, according to a survey which has triggered debate over what children are being taught. Here, the chief of the Churches Education Commission, Simon Greening, and the survey’s author, David Hines, present their views: For Why should New Zealand primary schools continue to offer a Read more