Burwood Girls High School

Not for ourselves alone

Telephone02 9747 3355

Emailburwoodg-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Religion and ethics

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 Burwood GHS, SRE is delivered on Tuesdays, 10:10am to 10:40am, for Years 7 to 12.

On enrolment, parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter (updated 23 July 2019) (PDF 206KB) to complete and return.  After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a student's enrolment in SRE or private study should be given in writing to the principal, either in a letter or using the above SRE participation letter (PDF 206KB) template.

The following SRE classes are offered at Burwood GHS:

  • Greek Orthodox SRE is provided by Saint Nectarios Burwood. For more information about Greek Orthodox SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia (Redfern)
  • Hindu SRE. For more information about Hindu SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit The Hindu Council of Australia (Homebush)
  • Islam - ICPA. For more information about ICPA, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit Islamic Charity Projects Association (Bankstown)
  • Islam - ISRE. For more information about ISRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit Islamic Council of New South Wales
  • Protestant SRE is provided by a combination of providers: St James Croydon (Anglican Diocese of Sydney), Petersham Assembly of God (Australian Christian Churches), Concord Baptist Church (Baptist Union of NSW) and Cornerstone Concord (Presbyterian Church of  Australia NSW). For more information about Protestant SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit: Anglican Diocese of SydneyAustralian Christian ChurchesBaptist Union of NSWPresbyterian Church of Australia (NSW).
  • Roman Catholic SRE is provided by Holy Innocents' Parish Croydon. This Parish belongs to the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. For more information about Roman Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit Catholic Diocese of Sydney

During the time that SRE classes are held, students not attending will be located in a separate space (roll call room) and will participate in private study (with their roll call teacher).

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit Primary Ethics. Ethics classes are not available at Burwood GHS.

Other activities of a religious nature

Our school offers an Interschool Christian Fellowship group, known as FROG, every Friday at recess. Further information about FROG and permission note (PDF 188KB).