Teaching SRE



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A quick guide for new SRE teachers in NSW Government schools.

This is a leaflet designed for people who are involved in teaching SRE. It outlines the basics for new SRE teachers: things like how you become an SRE teacher, what to do before you begin teaching, how to enter school property and using the right language. There’s a section on where to get help too. To obtain copies of the leaflet contact the Executive Officer, Sue Sneddon p:02 4979 1335, e:execofficer@iccoreis.asn.au.

Teaching SRE (download brochure content)




Meeting the Classroom teacher prior to teaching

Letter to classroom teacher – template for a letter from the SRE teacher to the classroom teacher at the commencement of teaching.

Special Needs Guidelines

 RE in Schools Guidelines for special needs  produced by the NSW Department of Education and Training.


SRE Assemblies and Seminars eg Christmas, Easter, Education Week

The following documents have been produced by ICCOREIS as a guide for those who are planning SRE assemblies or seminars. There are guidelines and templates which can be customised for each assembly or seminar.

Guidelines for school SRE assembly

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Template for school SRE assembly


Guidelines for school SRE seminar

Template for school SRE seminar


Christmas and Easter

 A CHRISTMAS PLAY This script is for a Christmas play that can be performed by adults at a primary school assembly.

Richard Cootes. Richard’s CD Remember Me focuses on the events of Holy Week and Easter. The songs have been written for a dramatic re-enactment of these events, by children. Available from the Catholic Mission Office, PO Box 768, Newcastle 2300, phone 02 4979 1142.

Education Week

A Christian service is provided for Education Week, each year, usually in late July/early August.


Download service for 2015- black and white

Download service for 2015 -colour

Education Week 2015  suggestions for use

Download service for 2014


DVD Training Kits for SRE Teachers

  • Kit 1 – Everyone Counts, Everyone Belongs: Educating Students with Special Needs.
  • Kit 2 – Implications of Learning Difficulties for Classroom Learning.
  • Kit 3 – Effective Classroom Management: What Works, What Doesn’t and Who Can Help.
  • Kit 4 – Cultural Differences: Teaching a Multicultural Class.
  • Kit 5 – Special Needs of Aboriginal Students.

To order one or more of these kits, download the TrainingKitsOrder

Conference Papers: Effective SRE for Young Australians

 Drama Workshop presented by Tony Jones

Special needs workshop presented by Patricia Mowbray

Papers from ICCOREIS Forum – Valuing Volunteers

Acknowledging volunteers – Mandy Jones.

Advertising for volunteers – Sue Sneddon.

Recognising Gifts in others – Helen Ryan.

Mentoring – Mary Smith.

Volunteer Networks – Peter Adamson.