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Warners Bay High School

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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. SRE lessons are delivered via weekly class lessons for eight weeks each term. This is a very 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.wbcea.org.au.

Write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education, sometimes known as scripture. Special education in ethics is an option for your primary-age child if you withdraw them from special religious education. For more information, visit Religion and ethics.