Our school embraces 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 Religious Instruction 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.
Religious Instruction (RI) is offered at Kedron State School for students in Year 1 - 6 each Friday for a period of 30 minutes. Offering RI is dependent on the number of qualified RI instructors.
The faith groups that provide religious instructors to deliver an authorised program at Kedron State School are:
- Cooperative program - Non-denominational
Students are allocated to Religious Instruction based on information provided by parents on the completed Application for student enrolment unless other written instructions have been provided to the school. At Kedron State School, a Student Religious Instruction Consent Form is also completed on enrolment. Note: This information remains operational unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.
Students who are not participating in Religious Instruction 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 - literacy and/or numeracy activities which could include online programs currently accessed by the students
- wider reading such as independent reading appropriate to the student
Parents will be advised of any changes to the Religious Instruction and other instruction programs to ensure they are able to make an informed decision on their child's participation.