Students have the opportunity to attend weekly, half hour Religious Instruction (RI) lessons (from mid Term 1 to the end of Term 4). Parents are required to purchase a student workbook at the beginning of each Semester.
Volunteer instructors attend the school to run RI lessons. We currently offer lessons in Christian and Baha`i faith.
RI lessons are optional and parents/carers are asked to indicate their preference when enrolment paperwork is completed. Of course, families are able to change their preference by notifying the school in writing (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions? - you may find the answer below...
Will RI Lessons be held as a class during normal school hours or outside of the regular class schedule? - RI lessons are part of the class timetable and are held inside normal class hours.
What information is discussed during these lessons? - See below
What do the children who opt out of RI Lessons do during the time this class is on? If students are not participating in RI, they will do extra work connected to the curriculum. Examples could include maths facts, a shared or modelled reading lesson, a values lesson, and extra “You Can Do It” lesson.
Will there be any extra costs associated with opting in to this class? If students participate in RI lessons, a student workbook needs to be purchased. See below
Can we choose to opt out down the line if we decide to opt in now? Yes, advise in writing to the school (email@example.com).
Who teaches the RI lessons? See information below about the RI teachers. A Sherwood staff member is always present during RI lessons (in addition to the RI instructor).
Which religions will be covered in the classes? We have volunteers who teach Christian or Baha`i faiths. If your preference is for your child to participate in Bahai lessons, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I purchase a workbook? If your child is participating in RI lessons and you have not purchased a workbook from the school (beginning Semester 1 and 2), you will need to purchase one direct from the supplier. Details are:-
Christian Education Publications (CEP)
Phone - 02 8268 3344
Email - email@example.com
Order online - https://www.cepstore.com.au
Grades 1 & 2 - A1 Infants Student Activity Book (Code 18312)
Grades 3 & 4 - A1 Lower Primary Student Activity Book (Code 18322)
Grade 5 - A1 Upper Primary Student Activity Book (Code 18332)
Grade 6 - Big Questions Semester 1 Student Magazine (Code 3211) *optional
*CEP have recommended that families do their order via the website (rather than over the phone or by email - this ensures a lesser postage cost).
Christian RI Brochure 2020.pdf