Asquith Girls High School

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Religious Education

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Section 32 of the Education Act 1990 requires that ‘in every government school, time is to be allowed for the religious education of children of any religious persuasion'. Parents/caregivers in public schools have the right to have their children receive instruction in their religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.

At Asquith Girls High School, a Special Religious Education (SRE) program is provided by Hornsby and Asquith Districts Christian Education Association (HADCEA). Students in Years 7-10 have the opportunity to participate in timetabled SRE classes once a fortnight. More information about the SRE program at Asquith Girls High School can be provided by the school if required.

In accordance with the Education Act, we ask parents/caregivers whether they wish their child to attend the SRE program or whether they wish to withdraw their child from SRE. Students who are not placed into an SRE class will attend a Non-SRE class on their timetable (NSRE). Students in a Non-SRE class will complete independent study under the supervision of a teacher.  It is important that students attend their timetabled class as all rolls will be marked electronically.

Students continue in the same arrangements each year, unless a parent/caregiver has requested a change in writing. At any time, you have the right to change your SRE nomination or to withdraw your child from the nominated lessons. A note to the Principal will affect this change.

For further information regarding Department of Education policies on Special Religious Education, please use the following link:

https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/religious-education-policy