Penshurst Girls Campus

Georges River College

Telephone02 9580 3141

Emailpenshurstg-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Religion and ethics

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

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.

The following SRE classes are offered at Georges River College Penshurst Girls Campus: 

  • A combined Anglican, Christian, Presbyterian and Baptist SRE is provided by the Penshurst Combined Christian Churches Education Board Incorporated, who are cross authorised to deliver combined SRE by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, The Australian Christian Churches, the Presbyterian Church of Australia (NSW), and the Baptist Union of NSW, all of which are approved SRE providers. They deliver the Think Faith curriculum, details of which can be found at https://whysre.com.au/sre-curriculum/cep-overview/. These SRE classes are held fortnightly in Years 7, 8 and 9. Year 10 students are offered a seminar program.

No academic instruction or formal school activities occur during the time set aside for SRE. Students not attending SRE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities. Students who do not attend SRE undertake quiet reading, private study, or complete homework.