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Special Religious Education Overview

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Tuncurry NSW 2428

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SRE in 2019

2019 SRE Classes

Special Religious Education (SRE) is offered to Years 7 and 8 students. Classes will be held on alternate Wednesdays throughout the year, rotating through periods. Students must return a signed permission note to attend.

From time to time SRE seminars may be offered to students in Years 9-10. Information will be provided to parents if and when seminars are organised.

Students must return a signed permission note to attend any SRE activity. Parents may withdraw their child from SRE at any time by writing to the school.

Tuncurry Campus staff do not supervise SRE. Instead they will be running alternative meaningful activities for students who do not attend SRE.

SRE Providers

The SRE teacher, Jose Vergara, is employed by Generate Ministries delivering the curriculum, ‘Think Faith’. Information on the curriculum can be found at

Please note: The school is not responsible for the SRE curriculum. Any concerns regarding the curriculum should be directed to the Authorised Providers of SRE: contact details listed below.

Generate Ministries is organising SRE on behalf of the approved SRE providers: the Anglican, Baptist, Coast EC, Churches of Christ, Salvation Army, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist and Uniting Churches.

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), including the list of approved providers, please visit:


If your preferred SRE or Special Education in Ethics (SEE) option is not available please contact the approved provider.

Special Education in Ethics is not available in high schools at this time.

Alternative Activities During SRE

Students not attending SRE are to engage in alternative meaningful activities during SRE periods. At Tuncurry Campus, students not attending SRE will attend their regular class. The alternative meaningful activities will be curriculum related, non-assessable tasks in that subject. Examples of such activities may include, but are not limited to: 

·         Drama games in English

·         Maths challenges

·         Maths Online games

·         Science Interest Experiments

·         Historical Film Study

·         Orienteering Challenges in Geography

·         Sport and Games in PDHPE

·         Non-assessable cooking activities

·         Japanese revision games

·         Music performance activities

·         Working on design projects in Technology

·         Revision for exams and assessments 

Provider Contact Details

SRE Board: Scripture in Forster – Tuncurry (SIFT)
Board Contact: Dennis Ang
Board Contact Phone: 0422 459 549

Employer: Generate Ministries
Employer E-mail:
Employer Phone: 02 8042 2760

Authorised Providers Contacts


Anglican Diocese of Newcastle

St Albans, Forster

Mark Harris

02 5543 7683


Baptist Union of NSW

Baptist Church Forster

Jan Long

0409 070 311 


Churches of Christ

Forster Tuncurry Church of Christ

Bret Clarke

02 6557 2194 


Coast Evangelical Church (Forster)

Coast EC

Chris Elkin

02 6555 4093


Presbyterian Church of Australia

Forster-Tuncurry Presbyterian Church

David Hann

02 6555 7904


Seventh Day Adventist Church North NSW Conference

Forster/ Tuncurry SDA Church

Graham Stewart

04 4744 4424


The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Forster-Tuncurry

Phillip and Donna Sutcliffe

02 6554 6101


Uniting Church in Australia (NSW Synod)

Forster Tuncurry Uniting Church

Geoffrey Battle
02 6555 8573