SRE – Special Religious Education
Belmont - Floraville - Marks Point Schools
All Saints Belmont has a team of SRE teachers who go to Belmont Public, Floraville Public and Marks Point Public Schools each week to teach the Children about the Christian faith.
There are many the benefits for students taking part in SRE classes apart from gaining a knowledge of the Christian faith. The benefits are not only for themselves but for their school and for their community. Some of the benefits of SRE are:
- It promotes moral development and teaches Christian ethics i.e. the 10 Commandments and Jesus’ teaching on loving others, as well as exploring the ethics and values underpinning Australia’s legal system and society.
- It provides an opportunity for children to explore the ’big issues’- the meaning of life, death and life after death.
- SRE affirms that each child is unique, valuable in their own right and of great worth to God and provides an opportunity for children to develop their own spirituality.
- It contributes to Key Learning Areas of the school curriculum e.g. Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) and reinforces the Core Values of NSW Public Schools; integrity, excellence, respect, responsibility, co-operation, participation, care, fairness.
Like to know more
You can download the SRE leaflet here.
SRE – safety and responsibility
All SRE teachers must have a Working with Children Check number (WWCC), be authorized by their church to teach SRE and do the training that their particular Denomination requires. SRE teachers must use a curriculum that is approved by The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle who provide an annual assurance to the NSW Department of Education and Communities that authorised teachers are only using materials and pedagogy authorised by the provider. SRE teachers from All Saints Belmont are using ‘Godspace’ – details of which can be found at: http://www.godspace.org.au/home.html.
SRE at the Public Schools is funded by the local Anglican, Uniting, Baptist and Roman Catholic Churches. There is no cost to the school or to families.
Belmont High School
The Belmont High School has a SRE teacher that is funded by the ‘Belmont High School SRE Board Inc’. The Board is made up of members from the local Anglican, Uniting, Baptist, Roman Catholic and the Marks Point Mission Community Churches. The Board administers the employment of the SRE teacher who teaches SRE to Year 7 & 8 students on a weekly basis