Leumeah High School logo

Leumeah High School

Leumeah High School

Strive to Succeed

Telephone02 4625 7755

Emailleumeah-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.

Special Religious Education (SRE) Participation in 2019

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. In accordance with Department of Education policy, SRE classes will again be offered to Year 7 and Year 8 students of Leumeah High School in 2019.

Inter-denominational Christian classes will be presented by Mr Brett Walker once per fortnight on Thursdays throughout the year, organised by core classes on a rotating timetable. Mr Walker has had extensive experience teaching SRE and has also completed Theological studies. He will be teaching on behalf of the local churches of Campbelltown (including Anglican, Baptist, and Presbyterian). Mr Walker has been authorised by the Campbelltown Area High Schools Ministry Board to deliver the Think Faith curriculum. Further information about the SRE program is available from the website https://whysre.com.au. Scripture timetables will be published for students and parents prior to the start of lessons each term, and posted on the school’s website and via SkoolBag.

A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision about whether or not their student participates in SRE. Students in Year 8 will continue the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer requests a change in writing.

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE), including the list of approved providers, please visit: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-across-the-curriculum/religion-and-ethics

Students who do not attend SRE lessons are given supervised alternative meaningful activities during the allocated SRE lesson time.