NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.
At The Jannali High School, SRE is delivered to Years 7 - 10 once a cycle (fortnightly).
On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return.
During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will undertake supervised alternative meaningful activities such as reading, private study or completing homework in the Library.
After the initial enrolment, you can write to the school at any time should you wish to change your child’s participation in SRE classes.
For more information, visit Religion and ethics.
The following SRE classes are offered at TJHS:
Christian SRE (Combined Churches)
These classes involve open discussion and interactive learning based on the authorised curriculum, Think Faith. The goal of these classes is to provide students with opportunities to explore the bigger questions of life and gain a basic understanding of Christian beliefs and study contemporary issues related to the Christian faith. Students will also develop the critical literacy skills required to make informed decisions about the Christian faith for themselves.
Local Christian Churches employ a teacher at the school to teach Christian (Combined Churches) SRE for student in Years 7-10 once a cycle (fortnightly).
Christian SRE (Combined Churches) co-ordinator: Mr Aaron Smith
Mr Smith’s employers are the Local Christian Churches.
Information about the SRE curriculum:
Name: Think Faith https://whysre.com.au/images/files/Think_Faith_Scope_And_Sequence.pdf
Further Information: https://whysre.com.au/sre-curriculum/cep-curriculum-overview/
Approved By: The Anglican Diocese of Sydney
Roman Catholic SRE
Catholic SRE teachers (also known as Catechists) are authorised by the local parish and trained by the Diocese of the Catholic Church. The Catholic SRE curriculum is approved by the Bishop of the Diocese in liaison with religious education experts. Lessons include activities that are fun and inclusive for students, whilst also providing them the opportunity to critically explore in depth their faith and to pray and reflect.
The Local Catholic Church employs a teacher(s) at the school to teach Catholic SRE for student in Years 7-10 once a cycle (fortnightly). They have received training in child protection, classroom management and teaching the authorised, age-appropriate Catholic SRE curriculum, Christ our Light and Life, which is publically viewable at: https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/ as are our authorisation and complaints handling procedures.
Roman Catholic SRE co-ordinator: Mr Al Dodge
Contact: Ph: (02) 9528 0208 or Stjoscomo@bigpond.com
Information about the SRE curriculum: https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/
Name: Christ our Light and Life
Further Information: https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/about-sre/
Approved By: The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
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.