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Religious education in Western Australian public schools

The teaching of religious education is governed by the School Education Act 1999 (The Act), sections 66-71, which states that the curriculum and teaching in Western Australian public schools is not to promote any particular religious practice, denomination or sect.  

In line with the Act, the Department of Education’s Religious Education policy states that public schools provide a secular education to students and families from many different cultural backgrounds and faiths, and that they respect the background and beliefs of all students by not promoting any particular set of beliefs in preference to another.

The Act provides for two types of religious education to be taught in public schools:  

  1. General Religious Education (GRE)
  2. Special Religious Education (SRE)

Further information about the teaching of religious education in WA public schools can be found in the Department’s Guidelines for Religious Education .

Religious education in public schools
http://det.wa.edu.au/curriculumsupport/religiouseducation/detcms/navigation/religious-education-in-public-schools/

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