It disturbs me that the main building at Wesley Primary School ( Central Leader, December 12) needs a blessing before demolition and the new prefabs need to be blessed before they are used.
The requirement that our education system be secular is a bit flexible (see ‘‘Religion in New Zealand Schools – Questions and Concerns 2009’’ released by the Human Rights Commission).
So fair enough that local groups be allowed to perform such a ceremony if they view it as essential to their beliefs.
But the prominence given to these blessings in the article implies that these will be official school functions.
Will people who don’t hold to these beliefs be expected to take part?