Ascot State School embraces a multitude of cultural, religious and non-religious beliefs and
encourages students to grow and develop as a whole person, in particular, in beliefs, values and
attitudes. We respect the background and beliefs of all students and staff by not promoting, or
being perceived as promoting, any particular set of beliefs in preference to another.
In accordance with Chapter 5 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (EGPA) and Part 5 of the
Education (General Provisions) Regulations 2006, we provide thirty minutes of Christian based
religious instruction to consenting families for students in Years 1 to 6.
The visiting Religious
Instruction providers are approved by the Principal and a coordinator is appointed whose role is to
manage and monitor the religious instructors and the delivery of the authorised program in a school.
Parents will be requested to pay a fee each semester for religious instruction resources.
Instructors all work from a program authorised by the Department of Education. At Ascot this
program is called Connect, and participating families purchase the workbooks via the booklist.
Students attend 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. In accordance with the legislation, parents may withdraw their child from all religious
instruction by notifying the Principal in writing.
Students who do not participate in religious instruction are provided with other instruction in a
separate, supervised location. They receive work to do such as revision, wider reading, or completing
You will be advised of any changes to the religious instruction and other instruction programs to
ensure you are able to make an informed decision about your child’s participation. If you have any
questions or wish to make any changes to your child’s participation, please see your class teacher.
Participation in Religious instruction is not compulsory.