The following support materials will assist schools to comply with the Religious Education Policy and Special Education in Ethics Policy.
- Fact sheet (DOC 59KB)
- Flowchart (DOC 67KB)
- Frequently asked questions
- School website suggested text
- Enrolment guide (DOCX 73KB)
Principals will find the following checklists useful when implementing Special religious education (SRE) or Special education in ethics (SEE) or considering voluntary school activities of a religious nature.
- Principal checklist - special religious education & special education in ethics (DOC 61KB)
- Principal checklist - voluntary student activities of a religious nature (DOC 60KB)
The following sample letters are available to schools to assist with the formation of Special religious education (SRE) and Special education in ethics (SEE).
|To inform parents about the SRE and SEE programs offered at their school|
|To advise parents when a new SRE program is made available (only for students who do not currently attend SRE/SEE)||New SRE class available (DOC 46KB)|
|To inform parents about a new SEE program (only for students who do not currently attend SRE)||New SEE class available (DOC 46KB)|
|To advise when an SRE/SEE program is no longer available||SRE/SEE class removed (DOC 47KB)|
|To advise schools of provider information before SRE and SEE begins (optional - for provider use only)|
Principals who have received complaints concerning alleged teaching inefficiency or inappropriate lesson content take appropriate steps and notify the representative of the approved provider that authorised the teacher. If a principal receives allegations of improper behaviour or other complaints of a serious nature it is managed in accordance with the Department's policies and procedures. The principal must refer allegations of a child protection nature to the Department's Employee Performance and Conduct Directorate.
Further information can be found on the Complaints Handling Policy website.