Macarthur Girls High School

VIS VIVA

Telephone02 9683 1866

Emailmacarthurg-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 Macarthur Girls High School, SRE is delivered on Thursday from 9:00- 9:30am. 

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter (consider uploading and hyperlinking your schools letter) to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE should be given to the Stage Leader, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Macarthur Girls High School:

Catholic SRE is provided by the Diocese of Parramatta. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Diocese of Parramatta’s website https://policies.education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/associated-documents/SEEimplementproced.pdf 

Hindu SRE is provided by the Hindu Council of Australia. For more information about Hindu SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Hindu Council of Australia’s website https://hinducouncil.com.au/new/sre-special-religious-education-in-nsw-schools/  

Combined Islamic SRE (AIES, ICNSW) SRE is provided by Australian Islamic Services (AIES) and the Islamic Council NSW (ICNSW). Due to the lack of scripture teachers, Islamic scripture is offered on a rotational basis for students. Years 8, 10, 12 will receive Islamic SRE in Terms 1 and 3 and Years 7, 9, 11 will receive Islamic SRE in Terms 2 and 4. For more information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Australia Islamic Education Services’ website https://islamiceducation.org.au/special-religious-education/#whats-sre

Combined Christian SRE is provided by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and Liberty Baptist Church. For more information about the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please view this document. http://thinkfaith.com.au/files/Think_Faith_Scope_And_Sequence.pdf

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in reading activities.