The following support materials will assist schools to comply with the Religious Education Policy and Special Education in Ethics Policy.
- 2019 Fact sheet (DOC 59KB)
- 2019 Flowchart (DOC 67KB)
- 2018 Fact sheet (DOC 48KB)
- 2018 Flowchart (PDF 220KB)
- Frequently asked questions
- School website suggested text
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).
|From 2019, a new parent participation letter to inform parents about the SRE and SEE programs offered at their school, will replace the current enrolment process that uses the enrolment form||2019 SRE and SEE participation letter (DOC 37KB)|
|2018 version - to inform parents about SRE and the programs offered|
|To advise parents when a new SRE program is made available (only for students who do not currently attend SRE/SEE)|
|To inform parents about a new SEE program (only for students who do not currently attend SRE)|
|To advise when an SRE/SEE program is no longer available|
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.