Special Religious Education (SRE)

Calvary Chapel Newcastle (CCN) is an authorised provider of SRE
and we count it a privilege to provide SRE to students in public schools.
 All teachers authorised through CCN have:
  • a cleared and verified Working With Children Check
  • an approved CCN Children and Youth Ministry Leadership application, including personal declaration of faith, checked references, and commitment to CCN Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Code of Conduct.
  • completed Children Protection training (Creating Safe Spaces or Safe Churches Courses).
  • completed and ongoing SRE training (modules as set out by the ICCOREIS framework).


SRE teachers are provided with:

  • an Authorisation Card worn at all times at the school.
  • a letter to the school prior to commencement of lessons for the year, identifying the name, date of birth, contact details and Working With Children Check number of all authorised teachers.
  • cross-authorisation of all SRE teachers working within the school.


Ongoing training is provided through:

  •      Annual lesson observations and reflection: The teacher review process will guide the focus for ongoing teacher training and the topics identified will be included in the annual assurance to the department.
  •      Annual training sessions provided by Calvary Chapel Newcastle on identified topics, such as child protection, mandatory reporting, teaching strategies, and behaviour management.


Click below for the curriculum scope and sequence for the authorised curriculum used in schools by our teachers:

GodSpace   –   God Space Website

Think Faith   –   Think Faith Scope and Sequence

Connect   –   CEP Connect

Love Out Loud OZ  –    https://www.loveoutloudoz.com  (A Christian SRE – Scripture resource that supports the GodSpace curriculum and can be used for K-6 during this interim time of learning from home)

Every 5 years, there will be a process of cyclic curriculum review.  For further information about about the contents of lessons, contact the curriculum providers.


Our complaints procedure is downloadable from the link below.

SRE Complaints Procedure