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.
RI informs students about the beliefs and values of a particular religion. It is delivered by volunteers of a faith group using instructional materials approved by that faith group. RI is required to be consistent with legislation and Department of Education policies and procedures.
All RI instructors must hold a blue card and participate in compulsory Student Protection and Code of Conduct training. RI instructors are only entitled to deliver the RI program outlined below. A school staff member will be present during the delivery of RI.
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.
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 consent remains in effect unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.
Longreach Churches Together Religious Instruction
Participating faith groups: REACH, Australian Christian Churches, Baptist Church, Uniting Church in Australia and the Salvation Army.
Authorised program: Christian Education Programme (CEP) Connect Cycle C 2019 supplemented by Beginning with God for the youngest students.
Aims and goals: God's Kingdom is eternal and because of Jesus we can be part of God's family. Students will learn about God the King and how he calls people to live under his leadership. They will understand that although people reject God's kingship and experience the consequences of their rejection, God's kingdom plan continues. Students will consider how Jesus reveals God's kingdom and how, by trusting Jesus as King, people can be part of God's kingdom forever.
Lesson structure: One 40 mins session is conducted once a Term.
For further information, including module and/or lesson descriptors visit: https://cepconnect.com.au/images/uploads/Connect-scope-and-sequence-all.pdf