The Rivers Secondary College - Richmond River High Campus

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School Chaplaincy & SRE Program

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."

The Chaplain is employed for 2 days a week, Tuesday and Thursday, funded by the Federal Government National School Chaplaincy  Program. 


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.  The curriculum for the SRE program can be found at

This program has the support of Richmond River High Campus.


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 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.