Special Religious Education classes (SRE) are provided in public schools during school time by authorised representatives of approved religious groups. SRE is voluntary and schools organise SRE according to parent preferences at, or subsequent to, enrolment.
With many different providers of special religious education, schools often find it difficult to match the stated religion with the SRE classes available within the school. For this reason parents are asked to make an explicit nomination of the group that they would like their child to attend or, if they do not want their child to receive SRE they can select "Non SRE".
At Undercliffe Public School, the following SRE classes are currently provided.
-Ethics (not available for kindergarten students)
If no provision of lessons is available currently in a parent's stated religion, they can select an appropriate alternative or may want to approach a representative of that religion regarding involvement in the school's SRE program. This involvement should be discussed with the principal and is conditional on the religion having an approved provider.
Students not attending SRE will be supervised by the school and can work independently on homework, reading or private study.
At any time, parents have the right to change their SRE nomination or to withdraw their child from SRE lessons. A note to the Principal will affect this change.