"It was never the government's intention to ban lunchtime student prayer groups or religious clubs at school," Dan Flynn, the Victorian Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, explained.
The Ministerial Direction MD141- Special Religious Instruction in Public Schools, which came into effect on July 14, restricted students from gathering for prayer, bible studies, information sessions or workshops related to Christianity or any other religious practice.
The policy also prohibited the exchange of anything seen as a form of advertising for a church or religious event, such as a Christian music DVD or bible.
Dixon clarified on ABC Radio that the state government supported religious freedom and that amendments would be made to Clause 9, which states:
A principal must not permit material to be distributed or displayed at a school if that material has the effect of promoting any particular practice, denomination or sect.
"This is a great example of democracy in action and it shows that Christians have a strong voice when we stand united," pastor and National director of Global Care, Peter Pilt wrote.