Special Religious Education (SRE) is taught in public primary and high schools across the Diocese with paid and volunteer workers drawn not only from our parishes and special districts but other denominations as well.
The Diocese ensures that scripture teachers are well trained and appropriately authorised. The Diocese is a member of the Inter Church Commission for Religious Education in Schools (ICCOREIS) which develops, promotes and supports quality religious education in schools.
The Diocese is an Approved Provider of Special Religious Education in NSW. Our volunteer SRE teachers have undertaken authorised initial and ongoing training in child protection and classroom management issues.
The requirements for SRE teachers in Riverina Diocese are:
The review of SRE teachers provides feedback for further training which will be reported as part of our Annual Assurance process.
The Department of Education and Communities (DEC) requires all curricula authorised for use in SRE (Special Religious Education) to be made available for parents to view online.
The current curricula authorised by the Administrator of the Diocese of Riverina can be accessed here:
Diocese of Riverina Authorised Curriculum
These curricula are reviewed every 5 years.
The following documents are to be used by SRE teachers in conjunction with associated Diocesan protocols and processes such as the Diocesan Due Diligence Protocol.
For more information on SRE activities within the Diocese contact the Diocesan SRE Coordinator via the Diocesan Office by Telephone +61 02 6962 3089 or email: email@example.com
For more information about the Department of Education’s Policy and Procedures follow the link below here.