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Byron Bay 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. 

Christian SRE classes involve open discussion and interactive learning based on the authorised curriculum, Think Faith. The goal of these classes (known as Special Religious Education, or "SRE") is to provide students with opportunities to explore the bigger questions of life and gain a basic understanding of Christian beliefs. 

Local Christian churches employ a teacher at the school to teach Christian SRE in fortnightly classes for students in Years 7-8. 

Information about the SRE curriculum:
Name: Think Faith
Further Information:
Approved Provider: Australian Christian Churches

In the allocated time set aside for SRE, students not attending are provided with supervised alternative meaningful activities. This could include reading, private study or completing homework. No new work will be done during this time.