NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.
Write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education, sometimes known as scripture. Special education in ethics is an option for your primary-age child if you withdraw them from special religious education. For more information, visit Religion and ethics.
At Chester Hill High School, special religious education (SRE) is delivered on Monday from 10:30 - 11:00 am.
On enrolment parents/carers will be given information information on SRE delivery at the school to complete. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE should be given to the Stage 5 Deputy Principal, in writing.
The following SRE classes are offered at Chester Hill High School:
Combined Islamic SRE is provided by the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) in agreement with The Islamic Counicl of NSW (ICNSW). Due to the lack of scripture teachers, Islamic scripture is only able to be offered to students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. For more information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Australian Islamic Education Services website https://islamiceducation.org.au/special-religious-education/#whats-sre
Combined Christian SRE is provided by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and Liberty Baptist Church. Due to the lack of scripture teachers, Christian scripture is currently only offered to students in Years 7, 8, 9 or 10. For more information about the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please view the document here.
During the time taht SRE classes are being held, students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in alternative activities such as reading, private study or completing homework.