Support materials

The following support materials will assist schools to comply with the Religious Education Policy and Special Education in Ethics Policy.

Principals will find the following checklists useful when implementing SRE or SEE or considering voluntary school activities of a religious nature.

Sample letters

The following sample letters are available to schools to assist with the formation of Special Religious Education  and Special Education in Ethics.

PurposeSample letter
To inform parents about special religious education (SRE) and the programs offered

SRE participation letter (DOC 21KB)

To advise parents when a new SRE program is made available

New SRE program available (current SRE students) (DOC 21KB)

New SRE program available (non-SRE students) (DOC 21KB)

To advise when an SRE program is no longer available

SRE class removed (DOC 21KB)

To inform parents about special education in ethics (SEE) programs (only if they have indicated the student is not to attend SRE)

SEE participation letter (DOC 21KB)


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.

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