In Special Religious Instruction, where lessons are taken online, there are legal requirements to provide for the safety of the children participating. It behooves teachers, lecturers and lesson guides to take up the principle of “Protection of the Community” and put into practice appropriate eSafety Guidelines for your online Special Religious Instruction.
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Pope Francis has instituted a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday, 25 July 2021. Identifying with the more senior members of our society, he says “The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone!”
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Given the current state of Lockdown and uncertainty about return to regular school attendance in Greater Sydney, NSW Department of Education and SRE NSW, along with Better Balanced Futures offer guidance and assistance to parents with respect to Special Religious Education and Learning from Home across all faith groups.
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In a remote part of Australia, at a time before social media and internet was around, one lndigenous man was able to stand up, be heard and change the course of Australian history. His name was Vincent Lingiari.
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The Sikh Khalsa Mission of NSW is authorised to teach “special religious education”(SRE) in government schools. The objectives of the Sikh Khalsa Mission are given, along with a preview of topics and curriculum stages.
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The Bible society offers homeschooling lessons for children aged 5-11 on its website. This material may be used by parents when children are home account the pandemic or for other community protection causes.
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The Islamic Council of NSW (ICNSW) delivers scripture classes to NSW Primary Schools. The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) provides delivery of Islamic scripture classes to Muslim students in NSW public high schools.
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Special Religious Education (SRE), also known as ‘Scripture,’ is the Board of Jewish Education’s largest educational program across NSW government schools. Board of Jewish Education teachers travel to nearly 60 schools across NSW to teach foundational Jewish knowledge in once-a-week SRE classes which are provided for free by the Board.
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Ahimsa means non-violence, and was the foundation of the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. Ahimsa is a human value. The significance of values lies thus: Behaviour is based on choices; choices are guided by values. The Ahimsa Center offers a non-violence curriculum for grades K-12.
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Understanding how to explain death to a child is important. It is one of the biggest questions parents must discuss with kids: What is death? What do you say to your kid when they ask, “What happens when you die?” or “Why do people die?” Is there a right way to explain death to a child?
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