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.
We would often talk about (our religious beliefs) with friends from different groups. We would be challenged to consider what is being told in "places of worship" versus our actual encounters of what it means to believe particular things in our schools and in our community ... thus the designated SRE time taught both intrinsic motivation to learn about yourself, and gave voice to students who would want to question the theologies they have grown up with.Matthew