Special 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.
Hinduism Classes in State Schools
The Hindu Council of Australia is a registered provider of Hindu religious instruction as part of the Special Religious Education (SRE) classes in NSW State Secondary Schools. Students from any religious and cultural background are welcome to attend with the permission of their parents.
Our classes provides the opportunity for students to connect with their rich spiritual and cultural heritage in a way that is both deeply meaningful and relevant in modern Australian life. A major focus of Hindu SRE is to provide a supportive environment for students to experience the benefits of Hindu Meditation. Meditation has innumerable benefits for students, helping to promote increased well-being, better social skills and greater academic skills.
Hinduism fosters the positive values of respect, tolerance, empathy, resilience and service to others and encourages a healthy, balanced and meaningful life in harmony with God, our community and the natural world. You can download the Hindu SRE Classes Brochure
For more information about lesson plans, parents and care givers are invited to contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our process of curriculum review is completed every five years.
The following links provide more information about our course:
Course Syllabus, Scope and Sequence
The initial and ongoing training details