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Special Religious Education

The Education Act 1990 states in every government school, time is to be allowed for the religious education of children of any religious persuasion.

Parents/carers in public schools have the right to have their children receive instruction in their preferred religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.

At WBHS, Special Religious Education (SRE) is offered to all Year 7 students. The SRE program is funded by the Warners Bay Christian Education Association which provides a SRE teacher. SRE lessons are delivered via weekly class lessons for eight weeks each term (currently on Mondays and Tuesdays). This is a well organised program and is not linked to any specific denomination. The program allows students the chance to discuss, question, think and ultimately make decisions for themselves regarding the Christian faith.

Students who do not attend SRE are supervised by their teachers in self-directed study, homework or reading. Parent/carers indicate their decision regarding participation in SRE as part of the enrolment procedure. However, this can be changed at any time. If you would like your child to participate or withdraw from SRE, please advise the school in writing.

For more information about SRE in NSW government schools, please visit: Religion and ethicsTo learn more about the SRE program at WBHS, please visit www.srelakemac.com

During enrolment, you can choose a special religious education option for your child from the school’s available approved providers. You can withdraw your child from special religious education by selecting alternative meaningful activities, or special education in ethics if it’s available.

You can update your preference by writing to the school or through the online form available at participating schools.
Visit the department’s website for more information about religion and ethics.