A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents.
A special religious education (SRE) program is available at STHS and is run by authorised volunteers of approved religious persuasions. This takes place in one period on a Tuesday in either Week 7 or 8 each term at the school.
Below is the list of approved SRE programs provided at the school:
- Christian Studies - provided by Churches of Christ in NSW (Fresh Hope), following the Think Faith curriculum
- Catholic Scripture - provided by the Catholic Diocese of Sydney, following the Christ Our Light and Life curriculum
- Greek Orthodox Scripture - provided by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, following the curriculum of the Pantanassa Monastery
- Islamic Studies - provided by Australian Islamic Education Services (AIES), the curriculum can be viewed here
On enrolment at STHS, the Year 7 parent/carer will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return to the school. The parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision. Students will continue the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer has requested a change in writing.
Students not attending SRE will be supervised by STHS teachers and take part in meaningful activities, specifically an extension READ session.
For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) including the list of approved providers, please visit: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-across-the-curriculum/religion-and-ethics
If your preferred SRE option is not available please contact the approved provider.