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 Greystanes High School, special religious education is delivered once a week for 7-10 students. Students will be issued an information note prior to commencement of special religious education classes.
On enrolment parents/carers will be given the special religious education and special education in ethics participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in special religious education should be given to the office, in writing.
The following SRE class is offered at Greystanes High School:
SRE is provided by Holroyd Combined Churches. More information, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the organisation’s website: http://www.holroyd-churches.org.au/sre.
During the time that special religious education classes are being held, students not participating will remain in their classrooms with their class teachers and will participate in meaningful activities – such as reading, private study, revision or completing homework.
Students participating in special religious education will be located in a separate space and be supervised by representatives of Holroyd Combined Churches.
Voluntary student activities of a religious nature
Voluntary student activities of a religious nature in schools (VSA) are not part of Special Religious Education. Greystanes High School has a VSA group that meets in E1 at lunchtime on Tuesdays by an external provider. Students are required to return a permission note to attend this group. The sessions include students participating in Christian readings from the Bible, reflection and discussion about Christian views with the beliefs and viewpoints of all students respected.