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.
Robert Lingard (Senior) is our Chaplain
The objectives of the Program are to assist the Richmond River High Campus community to provide pastoral care and general spiritual, social and emotional comfort to all students, irrespective of their faith or beliefs.
Pastoral care is defined in the Agreement with the Commonwealth as:
"the practice of looking after the personal needs of students, not just their academic needs, through the provision of general spiritual and personal advice."
Robert is employed as a Chaplain funded by the Federal Government National School Chaplaincy Program.
Robert Lingard (Junior) is our Special Religious Education Teacher
The special religious education program (SRE) available at Richmond River High Campus is run by an authorised Special Religious Education Teacher, provided by the Religious Education Association of Lismore (REAL). REAL is supported and funded by the Christian Churches of Lismore and the SRE program is offered to all Year 7-Year 10 students. This program has the support of Richmond River High Campus.
Robert works as a Special Religious Education Teacher 2 days a week where he teaches Year 7 - Year 10 students Special Religious Education.
Information for Parents and Carers
At enrolment, parents/carers will be advised of special religious education options at the school, including the religious persuasions providing special religious education and arrangements made for students whose parents/caregivers indicate that they are not to attend special religious education.
Parents/carers will be provided with a participation letter for SRE in the enrolment pack or at the time of enrolment.
When the parent/carer returns the participation letter the student engages in the nominated program.
A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they do not wish their child to attend special religious education.
Students are to continue in the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer has requested a change.