Burwood Girls High School

Not for ourselves alone

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Religion and ethics

NSW public schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics, delivered by approved providers wherever available.

During enrolment, you can choose a special religious education option for your child from the school’s available approved providers. You can withdraw your child from special religious education by selecting alternative meaningful activities, or special education in ethics if it’s available.

You can update your preference by writing to the school or through the online form available at participating schools.
Visit the department’s website for more information about 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 22 Oct 2022) (PDF 227KB) 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 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)
  • Islam - ICPA. For more information about ICPA, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit Islamic Charity Projects Association (Bankstown)
  • Islam - Combined AIES and ICNSW (Sunni Islam). For more information about AIES (Australian Islamic Education Services) and ICNSW (Islamic Council, NSW), including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit Australian Islamic Education Services and 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 has an open Protestant Christian lunchtime group every Wednesday, provided by the same group as the Protestant SRE. Contact the school to find out more information.