Ashfield Boys High School

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Religion and ethics

NSW public schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics, delivered by approved providers wherever available.

During enrolment, you can choose a special religious education option for your child from the school’s available approved providers. You can withdraw your child from special religious education by selecting alternative meaningful activities, or special education in ethics if it’s available.

You can update your preference by writing to the school or through the online form available at participating schools.
Visit the department’s website for more information about religion and ethics. 

On enrolment, parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a student's enrolment in SRE or private study should be given in writing to the office. 

Special Religious Education at Ashfield Boys High School takes place fortnightly on Thursdays during Period 5.

During the time that SRE classes are held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in private study or reading.

Please see links below for more information on religions currently offered at Ashfield Boys High School.

  • Protestant SRE is provided by a combination of providers: St James Croydon (Anglican Diocese of Sydney), Christ Church Inner West (Anglican Diocese of Sydney), Ashfield Presbyterian (Presbyterian Church of Australia). For more information about Protestant SRE including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit: Anglican Diocese of Sydney,  Presbyterian Church of Australia (NSW) 
  • Roman Catholic SRE  is provided by Saint Vincent's Parish Ashfield. This parish belongs to the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. For more information about Roman Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit  Catholic Diocese of Sydney
  • Islam SRE is provided by the Islamic Council of New South Wales Inc. For more information about Islam SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit Islamic Council of NSW
  • Greek Orthodox SRE is provided by Saint Nectarios Burwood. For more information about Greek Orthodox SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Special Religious Education                                                   

Special Religious Education (SRE) is education in the belief and practices of an approved religious persuasion by authorised representatives of that persuasion.

view Religious education policy (DOC 96KB)