Whitebridge High School

Whitebridge Community of Schools - Working Together.

Telephone02 4943 3966

Emailwhitebridg-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

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.

At Whitebridge High School SRE is scheduled to take place in Year 7 for students who have elected to participate during a 1 hour period fortnightly. In 2021, it is anticipated that SRE will commence during Term 3.

SRE will take place in A weeks throughout the year. Year 7 students will receive the SRE participation letter to complete and return with all details of the approved provider.

The Department of Education website provides a list of all authorised SRE providers.

NSW Department of Education Religion and Ethics Information

There is one SRE group run under the auspices of the Charlestown Christian Education Association. Parents can change their preference for SRE enrolment at any time, notification of changes should be given to the Principal in writing.

Information on the CCEA SRE group can be found at the following link http://ccea.org.au/sreinyear7.html

The curriculum being followed in the program can be found at: https:nswactbaptists.org.au/baptistsre/

Currently there is no provision for Special Ethics Education (SEE) in secondary schools.

During the time that SRE classes are being held, SRE students will be located in a separate space whilst students not attending will remain in their classrooms and will participate in alternate meaningful activities that could include reading, private study or completing homework.