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Religious Instruction

 

Queensland state schools provide religious instruction in accordance with Chapter 5 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (EGPA) and Part 5 of the Education (General Provisions) Regulations 2006 (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.

At Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School, each class in Year 1 to Year 3 has access to a half hour period of instruction per week. All participating students are placed in either religious instruction or in an alternative program in accordance with information provided on their Application for Student enrolment, or Religion permission form, unless parents/guardians have provided the school with other written instructions.

Commencing on 7 March 2018, authorised religious instructors will deliver a Christian Cooperative Program called ‘Connect’.  The faith groups involved in this program are Grace Bible Church, Presbyterian, Uniting Church, Baptist, Salvation Army, Catholic, Worship Centre, Anglican, Church of Christ, Hillsong and Citipointe.  This instruction will be conducted each Wednesday between 2:00 and 3:00pm.

Students who are not involved in Religious Instruction will be provided with an alternative program in a separate location to the religious instruction delivery. ‘Alternative program’ may include activities that are part of a subject area that has already been covered in a student’s class, for example: homework tasks; personal research and/or assignments; revision of class work and wider reading; or other activities.

Parents can obtain more information about Religious Instruction in Queensland State Schools (including FAQs) on the Department of Education’s Religious Instruction policy webpage.

Parents will be advised of any changes to the RI programs to ensure they are able to make an informed decision on their child’s participation.