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Grafton High School

Grafton High School

Enitere Ad Finem - Strive to the End

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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

At Grafton High School, the majority of our students participate in SRE. Local Christian churches have combined to fund the provision of a teacher to deliver generic Christian scripture curriculum, timetabled as one or two separate lessons a fortnight, for years 7 to 10 students. All Scripture teachers at the school operate under the auspices of providers approved by the NSW Department of Education.

On enrolment, parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE should be given to the Head Teacher Mathematics, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Grafton High School: Generic Christian scripture is provided through the Baptist Union of NSW and Uniting Church in Australia

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending SRE are placed in alternate supervision, where they will participate in meaningful activities that could include reading, private study or completing homework.

Write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education, sometimes known as scripture. Special education in ethics is an option for your primary-age child if you withdraw them from special religious education. For more information, visit Religion and ethics.

If you wish for your child to be withdrawn from our special religious education, complete the attached FORM (PDF 190kb). These requests are handed to the Head Teacher of Mathematics.