Guidelines on Religious Instruction

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From: Jeff McClintock

Dear Ministry of Education,
I understand the Ministry recently (2014/15) drew up new draft guidelines on Religious Instruction and observance in schools. These guidelines may have been distributed to schools for comment.
Please provide a copy of recent draft guidelines on Religious Instruction and /or Observances in NZ schools. Please include any correspondence on the topic, particularly between the Ministry and school staff, school Principals, and school Boards of Trustees in regard to these guidelines circulated for feedback. Also include any correspondence between the Ministry and Religious Instruction providers or Religious organizations on these guidelines.

Yours faithfully,
Jeff McClintock

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Dear Jeff

Religious instruction in State primary and intermediate schools me ngâ
kura  

You have previously written to the Ministry or Minister of Education on
the topic of religion in schools.  Because of your interest in this issue,
we thought you might be interested in the draft guidelines on religious
instruction in state primary and intermediate schools and kura we have
just released for consultation.

The draft guidelines are not designed to limit a board’s choice as to
whether it decides to close its school to offer religious instruction and
observance. Rather, the draft guidelines are intended to help schools who
wish to close for this purpose, to do so in a way that complies with the
law and reduces the chance that children and their families will be
subject to unintended discrimination.

The draft guidelines aim to make it clearer to:

·     school boards what their legal obligations are regarding religious
instruction, and how they can meet those obligations

·     children and their parents, caregivers, family and whânau what their
rights are, and what they can expect from their school regarding religious
instruction.

The draft guidelines and consultation document are on our website:
[1]https://education.govt.nz/draft-guidelin...  

Submissions close on 7 December 2018.

Please contact [2][email address] with any questions you
might have.

Ngâ mihi

 

Melissa Coleman | Team Leader, GEMS
DDI +6444638330 
33 Bowen Street, Wellington

 

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