NSW: Hinduism Classes in State Schools

Hindu Council of Australia logoSpecial religious education (SRE) is education in the beliefs and practices of an approved religious persuasion. Under the NSW Education Act 1990, s. 32, government schools allow time for special religious education. It is delivered by authorised representatives of approved religious groups to students who have nominated that religion. The Hindu Council of Australia is approved to deliver SRE in State Schools.
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Hindu festivals resources

ISKCON in the United Kingdom provide educational services with School Visits, In-School presentations, Photos, Online Temple Creation and similar resources. On the website is a section called Festivals which gives an overview of many Hindu festivals. Among the festivals covered are Diwali, Navrathri, Ganesh Chaturti and Janmastami (birthday of Krishna). Other festivals included are Rathyatra (a chariot festival) Narasimha Chaturdasi (the festival of the half-god-half-lion), Ramanavami (the festival of Lord Rama) and Gaura Purnima, a festival of Lord Caitanya, an exalted devotee of Lord Krishna. The festivals section concludes with Holi and Maha Shivarathri (connected to Lord Shiva). Read more here: https://iskconeducationalservices.org/category/festivals/


 

Hinduism Resources

Ganesha in procession and traffic

On this page you will find resources related to Hinduism

Australian Material

Hindu Association of Western Australia: Culture and Religion Sheet (PDF)

Hinduism: Teacher’s notes and background information (Draft, DEET NSW; PDF File)

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 7 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / The Asian world / India: Australian Curriculum Site

Nataraja

Golden Nataraja, the Dancing God of Creation, Preservation, Destuction