Religious Instruction Classes

Under Queensland law, religious groups are entitled to enter Queensland State Schools and provide up to one hour of religious instruction classes to children whose parents have given their consent. During that time, the other children in the class must be in a different room but they are not allowed to receive regular lessons as this would be seen to disadvantage the children receiving religious instruction.

The religious instruction lessons are provided by volunteers who do not need any teaching qualifications. They are not obliged to teach about religion in an educational sense and rarely do. They are permitted and indeed do teach a form of indoctrination similar to what one would expect to see at Sunday School lessons.

In a crowded curriculum it makes no sense that non-religious students must twiddle their thumbs while religious students are subjected to an indoctrination process that has no place in our secular State Schools.

The Noosa Temple of Satan would prefer to see this practice cease but while this outrageous law is in place we intend to take advantage of this privilege.

We ask all Queensland Satanists with children in State Schools to email their school advising that their children’s enrollment details should be amended to record that their religion is Satanism and they consent to their child receiving religious instruction from the Noosa Temple of Satan. Please contact us after you have done that.

For information about the curriculum please go to our Satanic Citizenship page.

Below are links to some relevant material and some of our correspondence with the Queensland Education Department.

Our Press Release regarding our activism at Kelvin Grove State College.

The Flyer we handed out at Kelvin Grove.

Our Press Release regarding the response from Education Minister Grace Grace.

Our letter to Grace Grace requesting an apology and a meeting.

We can’t provide her response but we can say that she refused to meet with us and did not address any of our concerns.

Our letter to Director General Tony Cooke requesting membership of RIQA (Religious Instruction Quality Assurance)

In early 2021 we shall commence religious instruction classes at Wilson State Primary School and Centenary High School where students have already changed their enrollment information and have requested our Satanic instruction. We shall also commence a complaint against Grace Grace for unfair discrimination arising from her comments to The Courier Mail.

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