Beverly Hills Girls High School

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Religion and ethics

An opportunity exists as a part of the NSW public education system, which allows for time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents, where approved providers are available to deliver these.

On enrollment parents/carers will be given the SRE Participation Letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, a parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing should they wish to change their child’s SRE preference.

Please also note that all new enrolments received from the beginning of 2019 will only be able to participate in SRE by returning the school’s SRE participation letter, signed by their parent/caregiver. Please use the link above for this note.

Further information can be found at:

At Beverly Hills Girls High School, SRE is delivered once a week during 40 minute periods to students in Years 7 to 10. A timetable is provided to participating students.

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students who elect not to participate are supervised by BHGHS teachers.

Please note that students who participate in SRE will not in any way be disadvantaged regarding their normal class time.

On the occasions that an SRE teacher is unavailable students who have chosen to participate in SRE lessons combine with regular classes.

The following SRE classes are offered at Beverly Hills Girls High School:

Special Religious Education (SRE): Combined Christian SRE

Combined Christian SRE at BHGHS is provided by a combined agreement between local Christian denominations and churches. They cross–authorise both the SRE curriculum and the SRE teacher. Like all NSW SRE teachers, Mrs Baird is authorised and trained by an approved provider, the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. The curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of Christian life and culture. Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.

For more information about Combined Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit

During enrolment, you can choose a special religious education option for your child from the school’s available approved providers. You can withdraw your child from special religious education by selecting alternative meaningful activities, or special education in ethics if it’s available.

You can update your preference by writing to the school or through the online form available at participating schools.
Visit the department’s website for more information about religion and ethics.