Encouragement to participate in Special Religious Education The Christian Reformed Church in NSW encourages all its members to be involved in Special Religious Education for the good of local school communities. This is a privilege we do not accept lightly and by accrediting and training our teachers we intend to support the high standard of education in our local schools. The Church is a Department of Education approved provider and a member of The Inter-Church Commission on Religious Education in Schools (ICCOREIS).
Modes of Delivery In general, members of the Church are involved in delivery of SRE in partnership with other churches committed to the same involvement. This is known as a combined arrangement or joint denominational SRE and called Combined Christian SRE. The Minister of the church in partnership with the leadership of other churches jointly agree on which trained volunteers, will teach the agreed curriculum based on the unfolding story of the Bible, its central character, Jesus, and the implications for values and behaviour. Note: each SRE teacher in a combined arrangement must be already authorised to teach SRE by their own denomination. The curriculum must be authorised by one of the approved providers. An Authorisation letter in a combined arrangement is given to the school each year which clearly identifies who is the approved provider and includes the name of authorised teacher(s), date of birth and contact details. This letter is updated annually before the start of term 1 or as required. A working with children check is not required to be given to a school but instead is given to our denominational SRE Co-ordinator to check and store as per out teacher authorisation process.
Complaints Process Complaints about Christian Reformed SRE follow the complaints policies and procedures. If you have complaints about Christian Reformed SRE or a Christian Reformed SRE teacher in a combined arrangement please fill out the complaint form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.