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)
Special religious education (SRE) is the beliefs and practices of an approved religious persuasion delivered by authorised representatives of that persuasion. It is the distinctive religious tenets and beliefs of the home and family, provided by the churches and other religious groups for children of parents expressing the desire that they receive such teaching.
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.
At Asquith Girls High School, SRE is delivered for one hour a fortnight on:
Tuesday Week A for Years 9 and 10 at 11:42am
Tuesday Week B for Years 7 and 8 at 11.42am
On enrolment parents/caregivers will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE should be given to the Principal or nominee (Stage 4 Deputy Principal), in writing.
The following SRE classes are offered at Asquith Girls High School:
1. Combined Christian SRE – Our authorised provider is the Hornsby and Asquith Districts Christian Education Association (HADCEA). All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by this approved provider.
For more information about Combined Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the approved provider’s website at
2. Islamic SRE – Our authorised provider is the Australian Islamic Education Services. All Islamic SRE teachers are authorised and trained by this approved provider.
For more information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the approved provider’s website at
If you do not wish for your daughter/ward to attend SRE, they will be placed in a Non-SRE class (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 per school attendance policy.
For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE), including the list of approved providers, please visit: