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