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[25 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Are You Ready for SRE in 2017?

The NSW Department of Education has amended its agreement with church denominations and religious groups who partner for Special Religious Education (SRE). As such, more information needs to be provided to schools directly from the Approved Provider – the Uniting Church NSW/ACT, through Uniting Mission & Education (UME), not the local congregation.

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[6 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
Education Week 1-5th August 2016

A great opportunity to celebrate our partnership with schools is in Education Week each year! This year from 1-5th August, Schools will be showcasing the fantastic achievements of Public Education both within schools and in the local community. Do you have a connection to your local school, perhaps teaching Special Religious Education, or you may be involved in breakfast programs or… Continue reading

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[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
2015 Review of Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics in NSW government schools

As you may be aware there is currently a review of SRE and SEE taking place, and you are invited to give feedback to this review. Why is the review being conducted? In 2012 the NSW Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No 2, chaired by the Hon Marie Ficarra MLC released a report on the Education Amendment (Ethics Classes Repeal) Bill 2011. This report recommended that Special… Continue reading

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[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Working with Children Checks – due BEFORE 31st March 2015

The NEW Working With Children Check for NSW What does my church need to do? What do I need to do? The new Working with Children Check for NSW began on 15th June 2013. ALL volunteers/staff working with children in the church must apply for a new Working with Children Check clearance number, and have it verified by their church BEFORE 31st March 2015. For any new volunteer or worker, their… Continue reading

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[11 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Bible Society FREE Bibles & NT for SRE 2014 | ]
Bible Society FREE Bibles & NT for SRE 2014

Bible Society Australia is offering a limited number of FREE Bibles, NT, Gospels of Mark to Special Religious Education Teachers / RE teachers & Chaplains for use in Australian Public Schools. If you are a teacher of religious education in a public school, you can download, print and post your application form. Applications for this year’s Bibles For Schools project are NOW… Continue reading

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[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Review of SRE in 2014

The Department of Education and Communities  (DEC) have informed their SRE Consultative Group that they are commissioning a review of Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) in 2014, in line with a recommendation from a Parliamentary Enquiry in 2012. This is an opportunity to survey SRE in recent years in terms of procedures and teaching, and also gather new data… Continue reading

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[7 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
2012 Multi-faith Celebration of SRE!

On the 29th March 2012, a Celebration of Special Religious Education in public schools (SRE) was held in Parliament House, Sydney, including representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Baha’i faiths – almost 300 people in total! The Hon Adrian Piccoli, Minister for Education, presented awards to 16 people who had made an outstanding contribution to SRE, including Gosford Uniting… Continue reading

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[7 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

In August 2011, a Members Bill was put before the NSW parliament recommending the amendment of legislation which allowed Special Ethics Education (SEE) classes to be available in SRE time. The Bill generated an inquiry into SEE which was carried out during February and March 2012. A comprehensive report has been written out of the inquiry including 14 recommendations. The decision about which… Continue reading

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[19 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
SRE Kindergarten Orientation Resources

About this time of year schools are already planning for the next intake of kindergarten children, and most schools will have parent information evenings and one or more “orientation” days for the new kindergarten children to have a taste of “big school”. These may already be taking place, but will certainly be taking place soon after the holidays. This is a most opportune time for… Continue reading