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Religious Instruction

​Religious Instruction is offered at Oakleigh State School for students in Years 1 to 6 and is conducted for 30 minutes each week. Information regarding consent for your child’s participation in this program is collected at the time of enrolment and can only be adjusted through notification with the school office.​ Additional information can be found in the links to the right.

There are three options available to our students:  

Option One - The Christian RI (CRI) program: Volunteer RI Instructors from local Christian Churches come together to offer “Christian RI”. The program is organised by local Christian church communities. Approved and trained instructors are accredited by these local churches and must follow the CEP Connect and CEP Big Questions programs. ​

Option Two
 – The Buddhism Program:  The Buddhist Education Services for Schools​ program. The aims and goals of the BESS program​ are:

  • to teach universal Buddhist values
  • ​to enhance children’s ability to better relate to themselves and to others through these values
  • ​provide children with good life skills that will help promote a more harmonious and caring community. 

Option Three – Students not participating in either of the above programs will do classroom work independently under appropriate supervision.​​​