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Religious instruction

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 Queensland State Schools, according to legislation, can provide up to one hour of religious instruction each week for Year 1-6 students. Religious instruction is provided to students who are members of a faith group that has approval to deliver religious instruction at the school and/ or parents have indicated that they wish their children to participate in the available program.

Religious leaders who wish to provide religious instruction to students of their faith group apply to the principal in writing to establish a single (one faith group only) or cooperative arrangement (more than one faith group working together). At Yeronga State School a Christian cooperative arrangement is available.

Upon enrolment parents of child/ren participating in these programs will be advised if a faith group requires funds to cover the expense of materials used in RI. Classroom teachers can inform parents when RI is held each year.

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 information remains operational unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.

Students who are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction in a separate supervised location. Other instruction must relate to part of a subject area already covered in class and may include, but is not restricted to:

·                personal research and/or assignments

·                revision of class work such as creative writing or literacy and/or numeracy activities which could include online programs currently accessed by the students of that school (i.e. Mathletics, Reading Eggs). 

·                wider reading such as independent reading appropriate to the student

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 08 April 2020
Last updated 08 April 2020