Creationism won't be taught in the new charter schools due to be operating next year.
Two of the five schools green lighted by the Government do have a Christian focus.
But Minister of Education Hekia Parata says creationism will not be taught in any of the schools the Government has approved.
"We've had very clear requirements of them.
"While two of the schools have made it clear that faith is a part of their approach, they have based these explicitly on Christian ethics, but they're all delivering the New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa."
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