Helping you share SRE in your school and church

These resources will help you share SRE and its aims and outcomes in your school and church.

Suggested text for school websites

The Department of Education requires schools to provide parents and carers with general information about SRE, Special Education in Ethics (SEE) and alternative meaningful activities. This includes a list of the approved SRE and SEE providers working in their school and the curriculum being taught.

It is the role of the SRE coordinator to provide the required information about SRE arrangements to schools for use on their school websites (under religion and ethics) and on their SRE/SEE Participation letter.

Below are a variety of text that you can send to your school(s).  The Anglican Diocese of Sydney uses 2 titles for their SRE arrangements: Anglican Christian SRE and Combined Christian SRE.

+ Option 1 / Anglican Christian SRE

FULL VERSION

Anglican Christian SRE is provided by Anglican teachers who are authorised and trained by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, who are an approved SRE provider. Teachers provide education in Christian beliefs and practices for children in [insert school years at your school]. The SRE curriculum used in this school is produced by Christian Education Publications and is approved by the SRE provider. The curriculum explores the good news about Jesus Christ found in the Bible and the depth of God’s love for people. Each lesson has been developed to be taught in an age-appropriate manner. Lessons include activities which make the lessons fun and inclusive for children and young people, and also give them the opportunity to critically explore and deepen their faith, pray, and reflect. Research has shown that SRE contributes to students’ wholistic education as it nurtures their spiritual wellbeing. For more information about the SRE curriculum used in this school visit whysre.com.au.

SHORT VERSION

Anglican Christian SRE is provided by teachers who are authorised and trained by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. The curriculum can be viewed at whysre.com.au**.

+ Option 2 / Combined Christian SRE using Anglican curriculum

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Combined Christian SRE is education in Christian beliefs and practices for children of families from various Christian denominations and churches. Combined Christian SRE teachers at this school are authorised and trained by the following approved SRE providers: Anglican Diocese of Sydney, [insert other providers and links to provider websites]. The SRE curriculum used in this school is produced by Christian Education Publications and is approved by each SRE provider. The curriculum explores the good news about Jesus Christ found in the Bible and the depth of God’s love for people. Each lesson has been developed to be taught in an age-appropriate manner. Lessons include activities which make the lessons fun and inclusive for children and young people, and also give them the opportunity to critically explore and deepen their faith, pray, and reflect.

Research has shown that SRE contributes to students’ wholistic education as it nurtures their spiritual wellbeing. For more information about the SRE curriculum used in this school visit whysre.com.au.

SHORT VERSION

Combined Christian SRE is provided by teachers who are authorised and trained by the following approved providers: Anglican Diocese of Sydney [insert other providers and links to provider websites]. The curriculum can be viewed at whysre.com.au.

+ Option 3 / Combined Christian SRE using other approved curriculum

FULL VERSION

Combined Christian SRE is education in Christian beliefs and practices for children of families from various Christian denominations and churches. Christian SRE teachers at this school are authorised and trained by the following approved SRE providers: Anglican Diocese of Sydney, [insert other providers and links to provider websites]. The SRE curriculum used in this school is approved by an SRE provider. The curriculum explores the good news about Jesus Christ found in the Bible and the depth of God’s love for people. Each lesson has been developed to be taught in an age-appropriate manner. Lessons include activities which make the lessons fun and inclusive for children and young people, and also give them the opportunity to critically explore and deepen their faith, pray, and reflect.

Research has shown that SRE contributes to students’ wholistic education as it nurtures their spiritual wellbeing. For more information about the SRE curriculum used in this school visit [insert link to other approved curriculum].

SHORT VERSION

Combined Christian SRE is provided by teachers who are authorised and trained by the following approved providers: Anglican Diocese of Sydney [insert other providers and links to provider websites]. The curriculum can be viewed at [insert link to authorised curriculum].


Study of SRE and its value

This independent study found SRE promotes psychological well-being and cross-cultural harmony. Share this good news with your school principal and P&C.

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Executive summary

SRE provides an important opportunity to integrate religious education in the Australian education system

 
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Infographic

SRE helps strengthen the multicultural fabric of schools and create safe places for students to explore faith


Today’s students are operating in a highly individualised society and have been referred to by some as ‘Generation Me’ (Twenge, 2009). This contemporary focus on individual needs rather than looking outward has created psychological problems that can be countered by focussing outward, on the ‘greater good’.
— Zehavit Gross and Suzanne D. Rutland

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Teacher introduction letter

Introduce yourself, your church and the curriculum you will be using to SRE families using this template

 
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Why SRE? brochure

Share the top five reasons for parents to consider enrolling their children in SRE with this brochure


Anglican SRE will help your child appreciate the impact of Christianity on Western culture. Our legal system, literature, art, music, and even our language have all been influenced by Christianity. The idea of someone being a ‘Good Samaritan’ only has meaning in the context of its biblical heritage.
— Why SRE flyer

SRE celebration video

SRE gives public school students a safe place for them to explore faith and belief, and discover the Bible’s answers to their big questions.

Show this heartwarming video to your church to help them see the incredible impact Anglican SRE teachers are having in the lives of today’s students.