The 1964 Education Act ("religion in NZ Schools" and the NZ "Bill of Rights" Act, 1990) states that religious instruction and observance is permitted in school as long as it is done in a way that does not discriminate against anyone who does not share that belief.

Cool Bananas is a values program that enhances the schools requirements to teach a values curriculum. Cool Bananas welcomes the diversity of all cultures and invites all to participate in our program regardless of values and beliefs.