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What is SRE?

SRE is Special Religious Education. SRE is taught by Catholic Church volunteers (called Catechists) to Catholic students in government schools. The place of SRE is governed by the following legislation and guidelines:

- Religious Education Policy (Implementation date: 1st June 2013)

- Religious Education Implementation Procedures (last updated: 1st April 2013) 

In accordance with the Education Act and NSW Department of Education and Training policy the times for SRE "are to be fixed by agreement between the principal of the school and the local member of the clergy or other religious teacher of that persuasion (DET Guidelines)."

Catechists are authorised by their local Parish Priest and accredited with having completed some training. No Catechist may teach in a government school without the authorisation of the local Parish Priest.

All Catechists must complete a Teacher Engagement Form (see Parish Coordinator) and a Working with Children Check and Clearance. Please see the Working with Children Check link for more information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:43

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