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 parent/caregiver 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/caregiver has requested a change in writing.
For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), 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 or SEE option is not available, please contact the approved provider. Students not attending SRE or SEE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities.
SRE at Keira High School is provided by Generate and members of the local community. Students in Year 7 are offered the opportunity to participate in Scripture lessons each term. Parents need to indicate if they wish their child to participate in Scripture. A letter is given to each Year 7 student upon enrolment or upon request.
Year 7 students will have SRE lessons scheduled on a rotational basis. They will generally occur once a fortnight. Each class will have it in-lieu of their normal class and this will change from term to term. The regular classroom teacher will supervise students not attending SRE in meaningful activities related to their subject area.
Our SRE teacher also runs a lunchtime program which is open to all students at Keira High School. It is held on the same day as the Year 7 program and all students are able to attend.