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Old 9th June 2017, 05:47 PM
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A Perth man has lost a legal fight for his daughter's government school to remove the word 'God' from its school creed.

The father, who WAtoday has chosen not to name, claimed his family, including his six-year-old daughter, were atheists and the religious reference was an act of discrimination against his child.

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A Department of Education spokeswoman said the authority did not keep records of how many Perth schools sung versions of the popular school creed, or how many had elected to remove the reference to God.

"Public schools teach students about major religions as part of the curriculum," she said.

"Principals may also decide, in consultation with the school board, to provide a special religious education program where an external person, who has been authorised to represent a particular religion, provides religious education lessons to students."

Edgewater Primary School's creed has been sung at the school since the mid-1980s.

All students are told when they enrol they do not have to say anything they do not believe in and can replace the word 'God' in the school creed with 'family' if they preferred. It is also not compulsory to attend the part of the assembly when the school creed is recited.
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Old 9th June 2017, 06:06 PM
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Obviously nobody can spell 'secular'.
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Old 10th June 2017, 06:28 PM
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A Department of Education spokeswoman said the authority did not keep records of how many Perth schools sung versions of the popular school creed, or how many had elected to remove the reference to God.
So?

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"Public schools teach students about major religions as part of the curriculum," she said.
Irrelevant. Seems like a misdirection. Do they teach about atheism, secularism and humanism?

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"Principals may also decide, in consultation with the school board, to provide a special religious education program where an external person, who has been authorised to represent a particular religion, provides religious education lessons to students."
Seperate issue. They shouldn't do that either.

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Edgewater Primary School's creed has been sung at the school since the mid-1980s.
Irrelevant. Also not even old enough to be a tradition.

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All students are told when they enrol they do not have to say anything they do not believe in and can replace the word 'God' in the school creed with 'family' if they preferred. It is also not compulsory to attend the part of the assembly when the school creed is recited.
Irrelevant. God is the preferred word and that sends a signal. Lets make it that the preferred word is Satan and then that sentence reads:

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All students are told when they enrol they do not have to say anything they do not believe in and can replace the word 'Satan' in the school creed with 'family' if they preferred. It is also not compulsory to attend the part of the assembly when the school creed is recited.
In any case it is giving special consideration to one group and excluding others while having nothing to do with education.
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