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Religious Instruction

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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.  RI is required to be consistent with legislation and Department of Education policies and procedures.

 

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.  Any student (except Prep students ) may participate in RI if a parent has provided written instructions to the school.

 

Students are allocated to RI based on information provided by parents on the completed Application for Student Enrolment unless other written instructions have been provided to the school.

Note:  This consent remains in effect unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.

 

Parents of students participating in these programs will be advised if a faith group requires funds to cover the expense of materials used in RI.

 

RI is offered at the school and is currently held on a Thursday afternoon from 2.00pm – 2.30pm and 2.30pm – 3.00pm.

 

Other Instruction

Students who are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction by a qualified member of staff in a separate location during the time RI is held.  Other instruction will relate to our HEART values or subject areas that have already been covered in class.

The faith group/s that provide/s religious instructors to deliver the program at our school are listed below:

Arrangements for programsName of RI programDelivery details
  • Christian Cooperative Program

Ecumenical/Non-denominational program

  • Beginning with God; Connect and Quest
  • Commencing Term 1, Week 3
  • Year level 1-6
  • Thursday weekly
  • 2.00 to 2.30pm and 2.30 to 3.00pm
  • Single program – Judaism
  • Jewish Religious Education Program
  • Commencing Term 1, Week 3
  • Junior & Senior
  • Thursday weekly – 2 separate classes

 

Parents will be advised of any changes to the RI and other instruction programs to ensure they are able to make an informed decision on their child's participation.

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Last reviewed 14 September 2020
Last updated 14 September 2020