Parents/carers enrol their children in SRE classes at enrolment through the SRE/SEE participation letter. This letter informs parents about the SRE and SEE options available in the school, so that parents can select the option they prefer.
Detailed information about the SRE/SEE options including the name of the provider and a link to the authorised curriculum can be found on the school website. An example of an SRE/SEE participation letter can be found on the Department of Education Website. An example of a school website with SRE/SEE information can be found here.
The school’s SRE/SEE participation letter will be handed out as part of the enrolment process. The letter is returned as part of the enrolment process. When the school does not hand it out, parents have a right to ask the school to provide the letter. They also can request that the school website has correct information about the available SRE and SEE options.
Parents can enrol their children in SRE at any time of the year. All that is required is the parent notify the school in writing. They can do this by writing their own letter, using the school’s SRE/SEE participation letter or this sample letter.
I had a boy in my year 1 SRE scripture class who was very sick with cancer. Most of the children in the class told me that they were friends with God (Christian). The class became a very kind, thoughtful, cohesive group through learning to care for their classmate who died later during the year. The class found SRE was a very helpful, safe place to work through various issues that they were struggling with.Bronwyn