The new government's plan to remove sexuality and relationship guidelines from schools, introduced in 2020, is facing push back from some educators. The agreement between National and New Zealand First included refocusing "the curriculum, on academic achievement and not ideology, including the removal and replacement of the gender, sexuality, and relationship-based education guidelines". ADVERTISEMENTFitzpatrick was a lead writer on the document that formed the guide for principals, boards of trustees, teachers and parents on sexuality education in 2015, and said parents would want a mix of both at school and in-home sexuality education. Fitzpatrick said gender is everywhere in how we live our lives and the idea of removing discussing gender from schooling altogether is "ridiculous." (Source: 1News)Cambridge Middle School Principal Daryl Gibbs said the relationships and sexuality education guidelines are there, with resources endorsed by the Ministry, but there are still "grey areas" for schools around the subject.
Source: Stuff November 28, 2023 14:11 UTC