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Some of the activities that Petrie students participate in are:

  • ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools - UNSW)
  • Creative Generation: State Schools Onstage
  • Bookclubs
  • Student Banking
  • Choir (Junior and Senior Singers)
  • Instrumental Music and Strings Programs
  • Specialist Sports Clinics
  • Out of School Hours Care
  • Library
  • Camps
  • Excursions
  • Incursions
  • Premier's Reading Challenge
  • School Photographs
  • Computers and Technology
  • Student Council
  • Young Leaders' Day
  • Battle of the Brains


Religious Instruction (RI)

Religious Instruction (RI) occurs at Petrie State School each week for students in Years 1-6 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A cooperative program consisting of the Access Church, Victory Church and Powerhouse Ministries International faith groups provide religious instructors to deliver the authorised Connect Program. RI occurs in the classroom under the supervision of classroom teachers.

Students participate or don't participate in RI based on information provided by parents on the completed Application for Student Enrolment unless other written instructions have been provided to the school. Students will not be placed in a RI class if the religion section on the form is blank, or ‘No Religion' has been entered, or a religion is identified for which a faith group is not participating in the school’s RI program/s.

Note: This information remains operational unless the parent informs the school otherwise in writing.

Students who are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction in a separate supervised location. Other instruction will relate to part of a subject area already covered in class and may include, but is not restricted to:

  • Personal research and/or assignments
  • Revision of class work such as creative writing or literacy and/or numeracy activities, wider reading such as independent reading appropriate to the student.

Parents will be advised of any changes to the RI and other instruction programs to ensure they are able to make an informed decision on their child’s participation.