Recently issued Victorian Education Department Ministerial Direction MD141 on Special Religious Instruction in Government schools requires publication of SRI Curriculum materials in the public domain. On this page, the Sikh Council of Victoria post their materials for SRI Classes in Victorian Schools.
Overview of Sikh Special Religious Education
This program is run by the Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria with the support of Religions for Peace Australia.
The objective of this program is to impart Sikh religious teachings as an integral part of the moral education and character development of Sikh children. Students are given an introduction to the Sikh faith (its role in the family, in society and in self development and discipline); the ten Sikh Gurus and their important messages; Sikh scriptures; Sikh values and Worship both at home and in the Gurdwara.
Volunteer teachers are drawn from the Sikh community and have registration with the Department of Education and the Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria. Training for the teachers is provided by co-ordinators who are experienced in the field of education.
Fundamental Doctrine of the Sikh Faith
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion which believes in one omnipresent God. It promotes a holistic experience encompassing work, worship, service and family life.
There is One God
- The Eternal Reality
- The loving Creator
- Without fear
- Without hate
- Timeless, beyond births and deaths
- Self existent
- Known by Grace through the Guru