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Religious Instruction

 

Queensland state schools embrace a multitude of cultural, religious and non-religious beliefs. Under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, schools are to provide Religious Instruction (RI) if approached by a faith group seeking to provide RI and students of that faith attend the school.

RI informs students about the beliefs and values of a particular religion. It is delivered by volunteers of a faith group using instructional materials approved by that faith group.  All RI instructors must hold a blue card and participate in compulsory Student Protection and Code of Conduct training. RI instructors are only entitled to deliver the RI program outlined below. A school staff member will be present during the delivery of RI.

Participation in RI is not compulsory. Students in Years One to Six may participate in RI if a parent has given consent and indicated the religion they are to attend on the Application for Student Enrolment Form or in other written advice to the Principal. A parent, regardless of their own faith (if any), may choose to give consent for their child to participate in one of the RI programs listed below.  Any child not participating in RI, or whose nominated religion is not represented within the RI program at our school,  will receive other instruction by a qualified member of school staff in a separate location during the time RI is held. Other instruction will relate to subject areas that have already been covered in class. 

At any time, parents may provide written instruction to the Principal to change their preference for their child to participate in or be withdrawn from RI. If a parent does not update their consent by completing and returning this form, their previous written instructions to the school will continue to apply.

The faith groups that provide religious instructors to deliver the program at our school are as follows:

  • Arrangements for Programs - Christian Cooperative Program: Faith groups involved include Uniting Church, Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Grace Bible Church
  • Name of Program - Connect Curriculum
  • Delivery - Tuesday (1/2 hour)