Resist Gender Education

In 2020, the Ministry of Education released a new ‘Relationships and Sexuality Education’ curriculum guide for all students from Year 1 through to Year 13. Read our critique here.

 

This guide introduces students as young as five years old to the concept and topics of sexuality and gender and teaches them that sex is a spectrum and not binary. Schools have a lot of flexibility in how they can teach the content in this guideline, however it frequently references and steers teachers towards organisations that are quite extreme in their beliefs about sex and gender. 

 

We believe that this subject matter is not age-appropriate for young children and has the potential to cause harm. Many schools may adopt these guidelines without understanding the full implications of the gender theory they are based on. 

 

Even more concerning, schools are increasingly feeling entitled to affirm a child’s gender transition, sometimes without informing parents or seeking their consent and sometimes in spite of parents’ objections.