The Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 requires schools to provide RI for up to one hour each week 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. These materials are not part of the formal school curriculum and are not endorsed by the Department of Education and Training.
Participation in RI is not compulsory.
Any student (except Prep students) may participate in RI if a parent has given consent and indicated a religion, on the Application for Student Enrolment Form or in other written advice to the principal.
Any child not participating in RI, or whose nominated religion is not represented within the RI program/s at the 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may provide written instruction to the principal to change their preference for their child to participate in or be withdrawn from RI.
The faith group that provide religious instructors to deliver the program at our school is listed below:
Arrangements for Program: Cooperative Program
Participating faith group: Nexus Church
Name of RI Program: God Space
Delivery details: 30 minutes per week in classroom
The aims and objectives of the program:
- To teach stories and values from the Bible which are applicable and relevant to everyday life for the children
- To teach the children the Christian way of life
Further details about our school's RI program/s and other instruction are available on the school's website. You may also wish to access the Department's RI policy statement available at http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/school-operations/ri-policy-statement.html
The school advises parents of child/ren participating in the program of the expense of materials used in RI.
You will also be notified of any changes to RI or other instruction.
If you would like further information about RI or other instruction at our school, or require assistance with completing the form below, please contact us on 3550 2222.