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Warners Bay High School

Warners Bay High School

Quality Education for All

Telephone02 4954 9488

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Permission note

Dear Parents and Carers,

Parents/caregivers 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.

A special religious education program is available at the school and is run by authorised volunteers of approved religious persuasions.

At Warners Bay High School, Special Religious Education (SRE) is offered to all Years 7 students. This is funded by the Warners Bay Christian Education Association. These lessons are delivered via weekly class lessons for 8 weeks out of every Term.

This is a very well organised program and is not linked to any specific denomination but allows students the chance to discuss, question, think and ultimately make decisions for themselves regarding the Christian faith. This program is valuable as it will become part of our school community’s discussion of values and ethical behaviour - see outline of program on the back of this letter. To learn more about the SRE program at our school please visit www.wbcea.org.au. and www.warnersbay-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/ If you would like your child to participate, please complete and return the permission form. Students who do not attend scripture will be supervised by teachers in self-directed study, homework or reading.

A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision.

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), including the list of approved providers, please visit: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-across-the-curriculum/religion-and-ethics

As always, please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this or any other part of your child’s education.

Yours Sincerely

Dr Sharon Parkes

Principal

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