School Target of HRC Complaint

School Target of HRC Complaint

A parent at Red Beach Primary School has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over the religious instruction program called ‘Values in Action’ run by the school. McClintock says that when he picked the school he did so over other schools in...
Minister Responds to Open Letter

Minister Responds to Open Letter

In early April the Minister of Education, the Honourable Hekia Parata replied to a Open Letter sent to her the month earlier. After thanking the Secular Education Network for the letter she begins by stating that “A fundamental aspect of New Zealand’s...
Secular Education Roller Coaster

Secular Education Roller Coaster

The first quarter of 2014 was a roller coast ride for the Secular Education Network, with many schools changing their religious instruction policy in response to complaints from parents. In this review we cover the successes and disappointments from January to march...

Response to SEN critics

Recent events at St Heliers School and appearances on TV of parents from the school who took their complaints to the Human Rights Commission have resulted in a storm of responses from those who support religious indoctrination of young children in secular state...