state schools embrace a multitude of cultural, religious and non-religious
beliefs and encourage students to grow and develop as a whole person, in
particular, in beliefs, values and attitudes. State schools respect the background
and beliefs of all students and staff by not promoting, or being perceived as
promoting, any particular set of beliefs in preference to another.
state schools provide religious instruction in accordance with Chapter 5 of the
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 Adobe PDF document External Link (EGPA)
and Part 5 of the Education (General Provisions) Regulations 2006 Adobe PDF
document External Link (EGPR) by making available up to one hour per week for
the provision of religious instruction to students (except Prep students) who
are members of a faith group that has approval to deliver religious instruction
at the school.
a religious instruction program
accordance with s.27 EGPR, religious leaders approve the program of religious
instruction to be used by their accredited representatives as religious
instructors. The religious leaders are responsible for the quality of the
religious instruction program that is to be delivered in schools and are
required to screen their accredited representatives, provide them with ongoing
support and training and ensure they are delivering only the authorised
Religious instructors are required to maintain accreditation
with their faith group, have a current and valid Blue Card and deliver only the
authorised program of the faith group. As part of school-based induction,
religious instructors are required to complete Student Protection and Code of
in RI is not compulsory
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their child to participate in or be withdrawn from RI.
faith group that provides religious instructors to deliver the program at our
school is listed below:
- Newlife Church
- Calvary Christian Church
- Flametree Baptist
Refer to classroom teacher with designated times.
and Objectives: To deepen and enrich the students’
experience of God, as revealed through Jesus Christ and the Bible.