• Churches
    Equip and inspire Kiwi kids through
    values-based Christian Religious Education

What We Do


Churches Education Commission has been providing CRE (Christian Religious Education) programmes to State primary schools throughout New Zealand since 1973. The CRE programme weaves together Bible stories with values set out in the New Zealand Curriculum. The Bible stories are used to illustrate and teach different values such as loving your neighbour, personal worth, courage, inclusion and forgiveness. Whether in a small group, large group or Champions programme, our CRE programmes are a fun, engaging 30 minute lesson which allows students to learn about positive Christian values and beliefs.

  • Each week 2,500 volunteers teach
    60,000 kids values from the Bible
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Core Priorities

Our core priorities are designed to assist each regional CEC office in New Zealand as they encourage, educate and equip CRE teachers to add value to their local school community.

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Info for Parents

Parents have the right to choose what is best for their child. This is especially important in relation to what (if any) religious beliefs you as a parent are happy to allow your child to learn about.

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Recommended Guidelines

CEC has regular interaction with many school Boards and Principals and has noted that many would appreciate some direction in forming their own policies around Religious Instruction. The following are recommended guidelines.

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Code of Expectations

We have a Code of Expectations for our CRE teachers. We expect our CRE teachers and Champions Presenters to abide by this Code of Expectations at all times.

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Become a Teacher

CRE teachers have the opportunity to invest into the lives of the future leaders of our nation. We are always needing more volunteers so if you are interested in becoming a CRE teacher then read on...

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By partnering with CEC you are becoming a part of our vision, to empower Kiwi kids to make positive life choices. With your help we can continue to develop innovative programmes and resources.

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  • Office Hours : Monday - Thursday : 9:00AM - 2:30PM
  • Phone Number : Office : (09) 526 0052
  • Address : Level 1, 55 Hugo Johnston Dr, Penrose, Auckland 1061
    PO Box 17178, Greenlane, Auckland 1546
  • Email : office@cec.org.nz
  • Media Enquiries : CEC National Office media@cec.org.nz 
    or (09) 526 0052 or 021 492 957
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