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James Cook Boys Technology High School

James Cook Boys Technology High School

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Religion and ethics

NSW public schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics, delivered by approved providers wherever available.

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. 

Combined Christian SRE 

At James Cook Boys Technology High School, Special Religious Education (SRE) is seen as an integral part of school activities available for students in Years 7-10.

The following SRE classes are offered at JCBTH: Combined Christian SRE.

SRE teacher: Mr Nicholas Hadges

The Combined Christian SRE is provided by a combined agreement between local Christian denominations and churches. They crossauthorise both the SRE curriculum and the SRE teacher. Like all NSW SRE teachers, Mr. Hadges is authorised and trained by an approved provider, the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. The curriculum is based on 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:

Christian SRE

Think Faith - Scope and Sequence (pdf 356Kb)

On enrolment, 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 throughout the year 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 below for this letter.

SRE Participation Letter (pdf 1.5MB)

SRE is not compulsory and a student may be withdrawn from SRE classes at any time by notifying the Principal in writing. Students not attending SRE will be appropriately cared for at school.

Further information can be found at: