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Religious instruction

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Queensland state schools embrace a multitude of cultural, religious and non-religious beliefs.  Under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, schools are to provide RI 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.

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 outlines 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 given consent and indicated a religion 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 Religious Instruction at Wellers Hill. Religious Instruction at Wellers Hill is for students in years 2 to 6, for 30 minutes each week.

At any time, parents may contact the school office to provide written instruction to change their preference to participate in or be withdrawn from RI. If parents or caregivers do 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 listed below:

Arrangements for programs

Name of RI program

Delivery details

Cooperative program

  • Christian Cooperative Program

    Faith groups involved:

    • Anglican
    • Uniting Church
    • Baptist
    • Catholic

  •  Connect

  • A1 Strand for all year levels

  • Year levels 2-6

 

The aims, objectives, scope and sequence for the program is available online or a hard copy can be accessed from the school office upon request.

You may also wish to access the Department's RI policy statement for further information.  The school will advise parents of child/ren participating in these programs if a faith group requires funds to cover 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 07 3249 1333.

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Last reviewed 19 August 2021
Last updated 19 August 2021