SRE in 2021
2021 SRE Classes
Special Religious Education (SRE) is offered to all students, Years 7-10. This will be in the form of a 2 Period seminar once a term. Information will be provided when seminars are organised. Students must return a signed permission note to attend any SRE activity. Parents may withdraw their child from SRE at any time by writing to the school. Forster Campus staff do not supervise SRE. Instead they will be running alternative meaningful activities in normal classes for students who do not attend SRE.
The SRE teachers, are employed by Generate Ministries delivering the curriculum, ‘Think Faith’. Information on the curriculum can be found at https://thinkfaith.com.au.
Please note: The school is not responsible for the SRE curriculum. Any concerns regarding the curriculum should be directed to the Authorised Providers of SRE: contact details listed below.
Generate Ministries is organising SRE on behalf of the approved SRE providers: the Anglican, Baptist, Coast EC, Churches of Christ, Salvation Army, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist and Uniting Churches.
For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), including the list of approved providers, please visit: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-across-thecurriculum/religion-and-ethics
If your preferred SRE or Special Education in Ethics (SEE) option is not available please contact the approved provider.
Special Education in Ethics is not available in high schools at this time.
Alternative Activities During SRE
Students not attending SRE are to engage in alternative meaningful activities during SRE periods.
At Forster Campus, students not attending SRE will attend their regular class. The alternative meaningful activities will be curriculum related, non-assessable tasks in that subject.
Provider Contact Details
SRE Board: Scripture in Forster – Tuncurry (SIFT)
Board Contact: Dennis Ang
Board Contact Phone: 0422 459 549
Employer: Generate Ministries Employer
Employer Phone: 02 8042 2760
Authorised Providers Contacts
Provider Church Contact Phone / E-mail Anglican Diocese of Newcastle St Albans, Forster Mark Harris 02 5543 7683 http://newcastleanglican.org.au/community/schoolscripture-sre Baptist Union of NSW Baptist Church Forster Jan Long 0409 070 311 https://nswactbaptists.org.au/baptistsre Churches of Christ Forster Tuncurry Church of Christ Bret Clarke 02 6557 2194 https://freshhope.org.au/news-resources/specialreligious-education Coast Evangelical Church (Forster) Coast EC Chris Ekins / Dev Blair 02 6555 4093 http://coastec.net.au/sre-training Presbyterian Church of Australia ForsterTuncurry Presbyterian Church David Hann 02 6555 7904 http://pynsw.org.au/sre Seventh Day Adventist Church North NSW Conference Forster/ Tuncurry SDA Church Graham Stewart 04 4744 4424 https://nnsw.adventist.org.au/special-religiouseducation The Salvation Army The Salvation Army ForsterTuncurry Paula Glover 02 6554 6101 http://toolkit.salvos.org.au/toolkit/resource/srespecial-religious-education-nsw-only-/845 Uniting Church in Australia (NSW Synod) Forster Tuncurry Uniting Church Geoffrey Battle 02 6555 8573 http://ume.nswact.uca.org.au/our-work/sre