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Queensland Parents for Secular State Schools (QPSSS) is a movement of parents who believe Queensland state schools need to be inclusive and welcoming places for all children, regardless of their religion, race or culture.

We believe that the current provision of Religious Instruction (RI) in state schools, for which children are segregated according to their religion, does not foster the inclusiveness and respect for diversity needed in our multi-faith and multicultural society. In addition, we believe that requiring chaplains to profess a religious belief in order to provide a supporting role to state school students contradicts the Education Department’s own policy:

State schools 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.

(Source: http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/healthy/religious-diversity.html)