Religious instruction


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 Permissions Form 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.


A description of the RI available is provided below.

Cooperative Arrangement Religious Instruction

Participating faith groups:

  • Tamborine Mountain Presbyterian Church
  • Anglican Parish of Tamborine Mountain
  • Liberty Baptist Tamborine
  • Tamborine Life Church
  • St John the Baptist Catholic Church

Authorised program: Connect CEP

Aims and goals:

  • To introduce students to God and his saving purposes for the world through Jesus Christ his son
  • Through the Bible to enable students to explore the Christian faith

Lesson structure: Every Wednesday for 30minutes 10.30-11am

For further information, including module and/or lesson descriptors visit:


Baha'i Faith Religious Instruction

Authorised program: Baha'i Education in State Schools

Aims and goals:

  • To provide Spiritual Education for Children - with Baha'i Children's classes the aim is to nurture the hearts and minds of Children
  • The emphasis is on helping children learn to reflect on and apply spiritual principals, such as love, unity & justice, to their own lives and to the lives of those around them.

Lesson structure: Every Wednesday for 30minutes 10.30-11am

For further information, including module and/or lesson descriptors visit:

Parents of students participating in these programs will be advised if a faith group requires funds to cover the expense of materials used in RI.


Other Instruction

Students who are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction in a separate supervised location.

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. 

Last reviewed 25 August 2021
Last updated 25 August 2021