Christian SRE helps students to ‘become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens’. It aids them to ‘have a sense of self-worth and personal identity that enables them to manage their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing’.

“SRE is a strength of our public education system, it benefits student mental health and well-being, provides safe places for students to explore faith and belief and strengthens multiculturalism.”

The Honourable Sarah Mitchell, MLC, New South Wales Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning.


The NSW Government published an independent SRE review in 2017 stating its findings and recommendations. These highlighted how SRE positively contributes to students’ understanding of their cultural heritage, is an avenue for their spiritual care, builds tolerance in schools, promotes multiculturalism, contributes to a well-rounded education, and connects schools with their local community.