Compliance with s162 Education Act 1964

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to Auckland Grammar

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From: Alex Harris

Dear Auckland Grammar,

Back in 1921, the government of New Zealand required all teachers to make an affirmation of allegiance. This law is still on the books today, and I am interested in investigating how it is complied with. I would therefore like to request the following information under the Official Information Act 1982:

* what sort of proof does the school require and/or hold of teachers having complied with s162(1) Education Act 1964 (giving an affirmation of allegiance or that they will not do anything disloyal to the Queen, depending on residency status)? Does the school perform such affirmations itself (under s192(2)), or require proof that they have been performed elsewhere?

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

With regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen and in NZ.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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From: Christina Wilkinson
Auckland Grammar

In response to your two queries:

Does the school perform such affirmations..... No

Does the school require proof..... No

Christina Wilkinson
Headmaster's Secretary
Auckland Grammar School

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