Why SRE?

While each SRE lesson is different and age-appropriate, kids are encouraged to interact, think, ask questions and make up their own minds about matters of faith. 

You can choose

Parents make the decision on whether or not their child attends SRE classes. Some parents send their children because they have a strong faith and they’d like these beliefs reinforced at school, as well as at home.

Others want their children to learn about faith and spirituality so they can decide for themselves which path they will take. And some parents want their kids to understand Christian values and morals to help guide them through the big decisions of life.

When you choose SRE for your child, you can be confident that they won’t be missing out on their regular lessons. Talk to your school principal if you have any questions.

SRE Teachers are safe people

Most SRE Teachers are volunteers who’ve undergone a rigorous process before being approved and before they ever step into a classroom.

Each person needs to apply for a Working With Children Check (WWCC) and go through training before they can be accredited as an SRE Teacher. The classroom teacher or a teacher from the school is often in the room during an SRE lesson. Each class is taught from an agreed curriculum which is available on your school’s website or by contacting your school principal. 

It’s an approved curriculum

Each SRE class is taught from an approved curriculum which been agreed upon by state representatives of different Christian churches.

The curriculum is available on your school’s website or by contacting your school principal.


What kids have to say

Laura, Year 5

In Scripture, I like the games we play related to the stories. I think Scripture is too short! I think it’s a good way to teach kids about God and Jesus. I think Scripture is important because if you don’t go to church and are too busy, it’s a good way to learn about God. It’s a good thing!

Daniel, Year 4

I think Scripture is good because kids learn about God, and the miracles of Jesus, and how he died on the cross. I like hearing all the stories. I think kids should go as it’s lots of fun and we sometimes do craft. Kids need to learn about God, and forgiveness and the 10 Commandments. To people who don’t know about God, I think you should go to Scripture to start having an interest in him, and going to church.

Year 3 Student

I love scripture because I love to be told that Jesus loves me. The stories are fun, the songs are fun, but please could you give us more time to do our book work. Please? I loved the story of the seeds. It made me happy to be a good seed. Could we have Scripture every day? Last term we learned about the Old Testament and this term about the New Testament. God and Jesus—they match.

Eamon, Year 4

In Scripture, we learn about Jesus and the miracles he did and what he did. Kids need to go to Scripture because they need to know about God so they can go to heaven and have faith in Him. I have learnt that earth isn’t the only place. There is also heaven which is a larger place where there is no crying or sickness or death (which is really good!).

Lydia, Kindergarten

I like Scripture because I have the same Scripture teacher at church and school! We learn about church, God and Jesus do craft and sometimes get prizes! I get to learn about Jesus at church and at school! You should come…

Charles, Year 1

I Like Scripture. Sometimes I learn something new! You should come to Scripture because you get fun sheets to do, prizes and sometimes Special Guests! We learn all about God…

Ashley, Year 5

I like learning about God and playing games. Scripture is similar to other classes at school, because you are learning – but it’s a different subject. It’s good the way it is. I think it’s important to learn about Jesus and have faith in Him, so that people can go to heaven.

SRE classes explore the Bible, core Christian ethics and beliefs, and examine how the teachings of Jesus encourage us to make good life choices in relationships.

What happens in an SRE class?

SRE is taught from an approved curriculum that has been agreed upon by representatives of different Christian churches.
Every child is assured that they are unique, valuable as a person and treasured by God.
Kids learn stories from the Bible which help them understand literature, language, art and law that forms the basis of Western culture.
The ‘big issues’ of life, death and meaning are explored through the ancient stories in the Bible.
We look at tools to use in a time of crisis, like prayer and comforting passages from the Bible, to build resilience.
We consider the Ten Commandments and look at how Jesus asked His followers to love others.
SRE reinforces the Core Values of NSW Public Schools, including care, cooperation, responsibility, integrity, respect and fairness.

Are you ready?

Becoming an SRE Teacher is incredibly rewarding and a great way to give back to your local community. Find out how to become an SRE Teacher.