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Smith's Hill High School

Smith's Hill High School

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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

Write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education, sometimes known as scripture. Special education in ethics is an option for your primary-age child if you withdraw them from special religious education. For more information, visit Religion and ethics.

Christian Scripture is taught at Smiths Hill through a DoE approved provider (Generate) and is supported through local churches in Wollongong. The current Scripture teacher, Miss Mikhael, works with the DoE and also has qualifications in theology.

In years 7 and 8 students are withdrawn from a different subject fortnightly and taught from the Bible in an interactive way. It is also a safe space where students are free to ask questions and express their own opinions through respectful class discussions.

In years 9-12 students have the option of Scripture on Monday afternoons, taught by the same teacher or Serbian Orthodox Scripture (through a different approved provider).

Orthodox Christian SRE is open for all interested students. Orthodox Christian Church is the oldest intellectual tradition in the western world. It’s the Church of Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustin, Maxim Confessor, Gregory Palamas and by default in favour of education and science. Authentic Orthodox Christianity is opening up human mind as both the spiritual and the scientific are embraced.

For information on the Christian Scripture curriculum please visit: https://thinkfaith.com.au/