The Western Cape Education Department says claims that Sunningdale Primary School does not accept learners on the basis of religion are untrue.
This week a Muslim parent, Dillip, said he feared his child might be excluded based on the fact that the school is predominantly Christian.
Setting the record straight, the department's spokesperson Paddy Atwell says the school does not discriminate based on religion.
Atwell says the school describes itself as a value based school, based on a Christian ethos which is in line with national policy.
Reports that you covered yesterday and online, the claim that the school would not admit a Muslim learner is totally untrue, there is no substance in that whatsoever. The school welcomes children from all faces and backgrounds and does not discriminate on the grounds of religion.— Paddy Atwell, spokesperson
I suppose if you wanted to find a quick summary it's simply in junction to 'love God absolutely and your neighbors yourself', that lies at the heart of a Christian ethos as far as I would understand it and I am sure they would agree with me.— Paddy Atwell, spokesperson
In terms of national policy, in fact national policy promotes the use of region in schools.— Paddy Atwell, spokesperson
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