Special Religious Education

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 Armidale Diocese are:

  • have a current Working with Children Check
  • be authorised by a vicar from the church they attend
  • complete both Safe Ministry training every three (3) years and initial SRE training in line with ICCOREIS Training Standards, and ongoing development training every year
  • be observed teaching SRE during the year and receive feedback; and
  • use an authorised curriculum (see below)

For more information about the Department of Education’s Policy and Procedures follow the link here.

For inquiries please contact  safeministry@armidaleanglicandiocese.com

Curriculum

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 Bishop of the Diocese of Armidale are listed below:

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Other Resources

These curricula are reviewed every 5 years.

SRE Teacher Accreditation

The requirements and processes to be accredited as an SRE teacher in the Armidale Diocese are set out in the Youthworks website: www.youthworks.net/sre/new-teachers (this training complies with the training requirements of ICCOREIS: www.iccoreis.asn.au/providers/training).