162 Teachers to take oath of allegiance

(1)

No person shall be employed or shall continue to be employed, or shall act as a teacher, in any State primary school, secondary school, technical institute, community college, teachers college, endowed school, or private school or in any teaching position under the control of the Ministry of Education or under an education board unless, in the case of a New Zealand citizen, he has made and subscribed an oath or affirmation of allegiance, and, in any other case, he has made and subscribed such an oath or affirmation or has made and subscribed in the prescribed form an oath or affirmation that he will not, directly or indirectly, use words or be concerned in any act which would be disloyal to Her Majesty if those words were spoken or written, or that act was committed, by a New Zealand citizen.

(2)

Any oath or affirmation required to be made under this section may be made and subscribed before a Justice of the Peace, or a solicitor of the High Court, or the chairman of an education board or of the governing body or controlling authority of a secondary school, technical institute, community college, or teachers college, or of a school’s board, and every such Justice, solicitor, and chairman shall have authority to administer and receive any such oath or affirmation.

(3)

If any person is employed or continues to be employed, or acts, in a private school in contravention of this section, the managers of that private school commit an offence, and shall be jointly and severally liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding 50 pounds.

Compare: 1921–22 No 27 s 11

Section 162(1): amended, on 1 October 1989, pursuant to section 144(2) of the Education Act 1989 (1989 No 80).

Section 162(1): amended, on 8 November 1974, by section 14(2) of the Education Amendment Act (No 2) 1974 (1974 No 136).

Section 162(1): amended, on 20 October 1972, by section 9(1) of the Education Amendment Act 1972 (1972 No 34).

Section 162(2): amended, on 18 May 1989, pursuant to section 22(3)(b) of the School Trustees Act 1989 (1989 No 3).

Section 162(2): amended, on 1 April 1980, pursuant to section 12 of the Judicature Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 124).

Section 162(2): amended, on 8 November 1974, by section 14(2) of the Education Amendment Act (No 2) 1974 (1974 No 136).

Section 162(2): amended, on 20 October 1972, by section 9(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1972 (1972 No 34).

Section 162(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).