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 at Armidale Secondary College
A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class to support the spiritual wellbeing of students through Special Religious Education. SRE offers a safe place for students to discuss matters of faith and spirituality in a way that is consistent with their family’s beliefs. Parents and carers are provided the choice of enrolling their children in SRE.
At Armidale Secondary College, Christian SRE is currently offered by Armidale Youth Futures, a combined Armidale churches arrangement of approved SRE providers.
Students not attending SRE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities, such as reading, revision or homework. If your preferred SRE option is not available, please contact the approved provider at education.nsw.gov.au.
A parent/carer 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/carer has requested a change in writing. When completing the SRE Participation Letter, please choose only one option and return the tear-off slip to the School Office.