We thank the Queensland Department of Education for undertaking a review of the Connect program. Having read the report, we have a number of issues we would like to clarify and would greatly appreciate the department’s consideration and response to the following. Continue reading
The Review of the Connect Religious Instruction materials holds RI providers to account for the content and appropriateness of their programs. For too long what goes on in RI classes has flown under the radar of parents and the Department.
We welcome the recommendations, particularly the need for principals to be vigilant about appropriate permission being in place for RI attendance and the strengthening of informed parental consent. Continue reading
While we are still digesting the content of the review and its implications, we are grateful to the Minister for Education, Kate Jones, for initiating this important review and to those who conducted the work. There is much to address and we still await the concrete policy responses to the recommendations.