Queensland state schools embrace a multitude of cultural, religious and non-religious beliefs. Under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, schools are to provide Religious Instruction (RI) if approached by a faith group seeking to provide RI and students of that faith attend the school.
Participation in RI is not compulsory. Any student (except Prep students) may participate in RI if a parent has provided written instructions 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:
- Positive Behaviour for Learning activities
- independent assignment work (years 5 and 6)
- 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.
Christian Religious Instruction
Participating faith group/s
- Australian Christian Churches (Church on the Rise, Beerwah)
- QLD Baptist Churches (Glasshouse Country Baptist Church, Beerwah)
Authorised program: Cooperative program (Godspace, Big Questions, Connect)
Aims and goals: To inform students about the basic beliefs of the Christian faith from a non-denominational perspective.
Program Structure: Storytelling, Prayer, Music, Drama, Craft, Activitiy Books, Games, Quizzes, Video Clips & Puppet Shows. Lesson are 30 minutes per week on Tuesday.
Program Time: 30 mins