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SRE at Ultimo Public School

As per Section 32 of the Education Act 1990, Special Religious Education (SRE) is offered to families.

SRE is education in the beliefs and practices of an approved religious persuasion.

The Act states that "In every government school, time is to be allowed for the religious education of children of any religious persuasion. The religious education to be given to children of any religious persuasion is to be given by a member of the clergy or other religious teacher of that persuasion authorised by the religious body to which the member of the clergy or other religious teacher belongs".

SRE takes place every Thursday for 45 minutes between 2:00pm and 2.45pm, lessons are conducted by representatives of approved providers of religious education. Classes are available for students K- 6.

In 2019 options for SRE instruction are as follows, in alphabetical order:

Anglican Christian Provider: St Andrews Cathedral   www.SydneyCathedral.com  Anglican Christian SRE curriculum see:  www.whysre.com.au

Anglican Christian SRE is provided by Anglican teachers who are authorised and trained by the Anglican Archdiocese of Sydney, who are an approved SRE provider. Teachers provide education in Christian beliefs and practices for children in K-6 at your school. The SRE curriculum used in this school is produced by Christian Education Publications and is approved by the SRE provider. The curriculum explores the good news about Jesus Christ found in the Bible and the depth of God's love for people. Each lesson has been developed to be taught in an age appropriate manner. Lessons include activities which make the lessons fun and inclusive for children and young people, and also give them the opportunity to critically explore an deepen their faith, pray and reflect.

Research has shown that SRE contributes to students' wholistic education as it nurtures their spiritual well being. For more information about the SRE curriculum used in this school visit:  whysre.com.au

Contact: Polly Seidler   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Buddhist   Provider: Buddhist Council of NSW  www.buddhistcouncil.org.au

The Buddhist SRE Syllabus aims to help children lead happy and healthy lives and to install values and life skills based on the understanding and practice of the teachings of the Buddha.

Contact: Anne-Marie Richardson   aThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Islam  Provider: Islamic Council of NSW   www.isre.org.au 

Contact: Nesia Effendi  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Roman Catholic  St James/St Bedes Parish   www.stjames-stbede.org.au

Contact: Rita on 4861 1607

 

SRE participation letters are available for parents/caregivers from the school office. The letter outlines the options available for SRE including the option to withdraw.

Please contact the school office on 9660 2130 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any general questions about SRE.

 
 
 
 
 
Wattle St
Glebe 2037
  Phone: 9660 2130
Fax: 9692 8823
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