Parents/caregivers of students 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.
Special Religious Education (SRE) takes place every week for students in Years 7 – 10 on a Tuesday afternoon from 2.33pm – 3.15pm. A student’s SRE preference is requested at the time of enrolment and remains in place unless the school is advised otherwise by the parent/caregiver in writing. Parents/ caregivers have the right to change their son’s SRE participation status at any time in writing.
We offer the following classes:
- Protestant SRE run by the Anglican Church of Australia, Diocese of Sydney (volunteers from St Thomas’ Anglican Church)
- Buddhist SRE run by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales (volunteers from the Nan Tien Temple)
- Catholic SRE run by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (volunteers from the Parish of Our Lady of the Way, North Sydney)
- Hindu SRE run by the Hindu Council of NSW (volunteers from the Hindu Council of NSW)
All organisations offering classes at North Sydney Boys High School are on the Department of Education’s list of approved providers. Contact details of the relevant program coordinators can be provided by the school if required. The curriculum for each provider can be found by clicking on the name of the provider above.
The school also offers meetings run by the Inter School Christian Fellowship (Australia) (ISCF) every Friday lunchtime. Students attending Friday ISCF meetings must have the written permission of their parent/caregiver. A member of the teaching staff is always present during these meetings
Currently, there is no provision for Special Ethics Education (SEE) in secondary schools.
For further information, please see the Department of Education’s About religion and ethics web site.