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.
Parents/caregivers in public schools have the right to have their children receive instruction in their preferred religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.
A special religious education (SRE) program is available at Doonside Technology High School and is run by authorised volunteers of approved religious persuasions.
Below is the list of approved SRE programs provided at the school. Additional details of SRE programs on offer at the school can be obtained from SRE providers. Contact details of SRE program coordinators can be provided by the school if required.
Option 1: Catholic Scripture, provided by authorised provider Catholic Diocese of Parramatta
Option 2: Christian (Protestant) Scripture, provided by a combined arrangement of authorised providers including; Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Australian Christian Churches, Baptist Union of NSW, and Liberty Baptist Church
Authorised Curriculums in SRE being delivered;
Christ our Light and Life https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/publications/curriculum-resources
Think Faith https://thinkfaith.com.au
Christian SRE High School Curriculum for Combined Arrangements http://pynsw.org.au/sre
Positive Action https://www.positiveaction.org.au
Students continue in the same arrangement each year, unless a parent/caregiver has requested a change in writing. At any time, you have the right to change your SRE nomination or to withdraw your child from the nominated lessons. A note to the Principal will affect this change.
All students not participating in SRE will be doing alternative meaningful activities during the allocated time.