SRE - Bible classes for kids
Southwest church of Christ is an approved provider of SRE in NSW public schools. SRE =Special Religious Education also known as scripture class. Please see below some links and information regarding what curriculum we will be using to teach and what is required of us to be an approved teacher of SRE.
To be an approved SRE teacher we are required to:
1. Complete an SRE teacher application form.
2. Obtain a current NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC)
3. Successfully complete child protection training using the Safe Ministry Program. This training is required for all teachers and ministers working in children and youth ministiries and is updated every 3 years.
4. Complete the approved ICCOREIS SRE Basic Training Course, Modules 1-6.
The training course we like is the Baptist Association of NSW & ACT for Basic SRE Training. Here is link to their website: SRE TRAINING
Curriculum we use:
For Special Religious Education (SRE) in NSW schools the Southwest Church of Christ (non-denominational) uses an approved series of workbooks called Connect.Connect is a three-year Religious Education curriculum designed for use in Australian and New Zealand schools. It is Bible-based and offers 20 lessons each semester at Infants (ages 5 to 7), Lower Primary (ages 7 to 9) and Upper Primary (ages 10 to 12) levels.
Here is a link: http://cepconnect.com.au/curriculum
As a result of the ‘2015 Review of Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics,’ it is a requirement for all SRE Providers to have a Complaint Procedure in place. Please find below a copy of Southwest church of Christs Complaints Procedures and a Complaints Form.
It is of utmost importance to us Southwest that all children are respected, valued and safe within our lessons.Teaching SRE is a wonderful ministry, and we see it as a privelige and great blessing to pass on Gods Word to the children we have opportunity to teach.
We ask for your prayers in this great work.