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Hurstville Boys Campus

Hurstville Boys Campus

Georges River College

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Special Religious Education

Special Religious Education and Special Education

A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents.

A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision. Students will continue the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer has requested a change in writing.

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), including the list of approved providers, please visit:

If your preferred SRE option is not available please contact the approved provider. Students not attending SRE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities.

The following options are available at Georges River College Hurstville Boys Campus. Please choose one.

SRE Options

Option 1: Anglican Diocese

Option 2: Orthodox Christian

Special Religious Education and GRC Hurstville

Special Religious Education (SRE) or Scripture has been a regular part of the public education system in NSW for over 130 years. Authorised representatives of approved religious groups are invited to the School to teach students.
SRE is seen as an integral part of school activities, taking place in school hours and under the jurisdiction of the school. It is organised for fixed times by negotiation and agreement between the School Principal and those who have authorised the teachers in the School.

At Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College we have two providers runing lessons for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. The teachers are employed through the Christian Education Board for Hurstville District High Schools (CEBHDHS) in partnership with Generate Ministries, on behalf of local churches and Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Kogarah.

The content of lessons and method of presentation are based on a curriculum developed by there providers.

Not compulsory

Parents/caregivers are asked to advise the School of their child's religious denomination at enrolment. If the child's enrolment information (ERN) cites a Christian religion/denomination that is affiliated with any provider, he will be automatically placed in an SRE group.

SRE is not compulsory and a child may be withdrawn from SRE classes at any time by notifying the Principal in writing. Students not attending SRE will be appropriately cared for at school.

Students who are not in a designated religion (according to ERN) may also choose to join a Scripture group by advising the Principal in writing.


Questions I Suggestions I Complaints

lf you have a question, suggestion or complaint regarding an incident or pattern of behaviour by the SRE teacher, please address it in writing to the School's principal, Mrs Kathy Klados. 

All matters brought to the attention of the Principal will be handled in accordance with approved complaints and grievance procedures.