Red Beach School Taken to Court

Red Beach School Taken to Court

Red Beach School’s refusal to attend mediation over Religious Instruction sessions left a long suffering dad with no option but to file for a Judicial Review of their decision by to hold religious instruction classes. The school included Jeff McClintock’s...
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...