It is an enormous privilege to teach Special Religious Education (SRE aka Scripture) in a public school. As an SRE Provider the Baptist Union of NSW (aka Baptist Churches/Baptist Association) by the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education, we give high priority to this opportunity and therefore always endeavour to add value to public education, support spiritual development and build community through all that we do around SRE. On this page you will find links to helpful information on a variety of areas associated with SRE. If you are having trouble finding information please feel free to check out our FAQ page.
Thank you for your interest in SRE! Follow the links below to discover more and how you can be involved.
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SRE Information for Schools and Parents/Carers
Information about SRE for Schools, Principals and Parents /Carers
RESOURCES FOR YOU
Please find below some resources that may help you in your interactions with SRE.
All extra resources also need to be authorised for use in SRE. Please check the SRE provider’s guidelines for curriculum. For a general guide please click here: SRE Resource Checklist
Inter-Church Commission of Religious Education In Schools (ICCOREIS)
Information from the Department of Education Polices and Procedures – For the Religious Education Policy, Implementation Document, Approved Providers.
Some great reading to get you thinking
- The Baptist Association of NSW & ACT (Baptist Union of NSW) has (in conjunction with local Minister’s Associations & Boards) authorised the following curriculums to be used for SRE in 2018. These curriculums are reviewed cyclically and are created to be age appropriate, sensitive and relevant for SRE and NSW Government Schools. For more information about the content, the cycle of review, the Scope & Sequence outlining the content and contact details for more information for each curriculum please see below.
SRE Celebration You are invited to an SRE Celebration at Parliament House! To register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/celebration-of-sre-faith-values-and-education-tickets-51131656160#tickets Unfortunately numbers are restricted so please register as...
A save the date to an important event for Special Religious Education. Greetings from ICCOREIS, the Inter-Church Commission on Religious Education in Schools and All Faiths SRE.This celebration will be an opportunity to recognise the contribution that SRE teachers...
22nd - 28th October 2018 Join in a week of prayer for SRE in NSW Public Schools. An initiative of Hunter SRE. For more information please see the two flyers: SRE WOP Poster 2018 1 SRE Week of Prayer Event 2018
We are currently working on scheduling SRE training events and will be posting events as soon as we have finalised them. Please check back in September!
Thank you! A little while ago we sent out an email asking all SRE Coordinators to register to assist with the distribution of 760,000 brochures into every government school in NSW. We have had an amazing response with over 1200 people registering to ensure that this...
As a team, we have been working very hard to transition all the old content from the Baptist Association website for SRE to the new website before it went live. The new website will be going live soon and we will be endeavouring to ensure that the new content meets...
On Tuesday April 11 the NSW Government responded to the review into Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) in state schools in NSW. (See Here) The Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT welcome the findings of the review. It continues to...
ICCOREIS (inter-Church Commission on Religious Education in Schools) has produced an informative 3-fold flyer to give to parents at orientation day to explain about SRE and why it’s important to indicate something on the Enrolment Form. Email Sue (link...
The below link is news from the Bible Society about applying for Class Bibles for 2016. Class Bibles News