Birrong Girls High School

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Telephone02 9644 5057

Emailbirronggir-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 Birrong Girls High School, SRE (Special Religious Education) is delivered on Tuesdays from 9.55am – 10.35 am to timetabled year groups.

On enrolment parents/carers are given the SRE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE should be given to our Office Reception, in writing.

SRE is provided at our school through the following providers:

§  Islamic Charities Projects Association

The Islamic Charity Projects Association (ICPA) is accredited by the NSW Department of Education to teach Islamic Special Religious Education in NSW public schools. The ICPA works under the guidelines of Darulfatwa - the Islamic High Council of Australia.

For more information about this provider, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence please visit the following sites:

http://www.icpa.org.au/

www.darulfatwa.org.au

§  Islamic Council of NSW

The Islamic Council of NSW is authorised through the Department of Education to provide Islamic Special Religious Education lessons in NSW Public Schools. ISRE teachers are provided with approved teaching materials and pedagogy.

For more information about this provider, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence please visit the following site:

http://www.isre.org.au/scope-year-7-year-12/

§  Protestant Faith

Combined Protestant Christian Churches Special Religious Education (SRE) is being provided through BLAST (Bankstown Local Area Scripture Team). All have adopted the CEP Think Faith curriculum which is available for viewing at:

http://oursre.org.au/content/curriculum/gjg8h4.

§  Buddhist Faith

The Hwa Tsang Monastery has been accredited to provide SRE in the Buddhist faith to primary and high schools for the NSW Department of Education since 1997.

For more information, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence please visit the following site:

http://www.htm.org.au/index.php/en/education/religious-studies-and-sre