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Supporting special religious education (SRE)in NSW public schools

Under the Education Act 1990, public schools in NSW provide two kinds of religious education

  • General religious education – taught by teaching staff at the school and part of the normal curriculum
  • Special religious education – taught by people who represent their faith, are authorised, trained and may be voluntary or paid.

In NSW the most commonly taught special religious education is Christianity, taught by members of approved Christian churches.
ICCOREIS represents many churches that provide religious education in public schools in NSW. We encourage consultation and cooperation between members. Our goal is to support, promote and develop quality religious education in public schools while respecting the integrity of each member and other approved providers.
Our members are:

  • Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia from the Province of NSW
  • Australian Christian Churches
  • The Association of Baptist Churches in NSW and ACT
  • Christian Brethren Assemblies in NSW
  • Churches of Christ in NSW Conference
  • Fellowship of Congregational Churches
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
  • Lutheran Church in Australia, NSW District
  • Presbyterian Church of Australia in NSW
  • Dioceses of the Roman Catholic church Province of Sydney and Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (NSW and ACT)
  • The Salvation Army ( Eastern Australia Territory)
  • Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand – NSW and ACT Deaneries
  • North NSW, South NSW & Greater Sydney Conferences, Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and ACT