Education and Training Bill

  • enacted
58 Teacher may be released from duties to take part in religious instruction or observances

(1)

A teacher at a State school must, if the school’s board approves the teacher’s request, be released from school duties for up to 30 minutes a week to allow them to take part in the school’s religious instruction and observances.

(2)

However, a person must not directly or indirectly bring any pressure to bear on a teacher to induce the teacher to take part, and the position of any teacher and their opportunities for appointments or promotion must not be adversely affected because the person does not take part in the school’s religious instruction and observances.

Compare: 1964 No 135 s 80