Welcome to visitors from Christchurch and Canterbury
My first chart lists all 1833 schools, showing which organisations are providing their Bible lessons (if any). It also shows which syllabuses they are using and gives background information such as ethnic makeup and school roll. See this on ALL SCHOOLS.
The second chart lists schools which have dropped out of religious instruction, with comments from the principal on their reasons. See this on WHY BIBLE LESSONS STOPPED.
The third chart is designed for journalists or anyone else who wants to study their own region. It has the same info as "ALL SCHOOLS", sorted by regional council areas. It's at SCHOOLS BY REGION.
If you know the name of the religious instruction course at your school and want to know the type of material it has, turn to a review. I've read sample lessons from three of the main syllabuses, interviewed a dozen of the people involved. Here's THE REVIEW.
If you'd like to read the sample lessons for yourself, read SYLLABUS SAMPLES.
When they heard about this survey, a number of people asked about my background. Here's WHERE I'M COMING FROM
My thanks to all the people who helped in this survey, including many who don’t share my goal of stopping Bible in schools, but gave me good information all the same. I hope it changes your mind; it changed mine ... the Connect syllabus was far better than I expected. I'd recommend people use it, but in Sunday schools, not in schools.
David Hines, February 2014