Special religious education
Parents/caregivers in public schools have the right to have their children receive instruction in their preferred religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.
A special religious education program is available at the school and is run by Normanhurst Christian Education Association (NCEA). This is a combined group of Uniting, Baptist and Anglican churches within the local area. All of these organisations are on the Department of Education’s list of approved providers. Additional details of the program on offer at the school can be obtained from NCEA. Contact details of the NCEA program coordinator can be provided by the school if required.
Special religious education at Normanhurst Boys High School occurs during timetabled lessons on average once a fortnight. Students receive their SRE timetable at the beginning of each term via email.
Students whose parents have not given permission for them to attend special religious education are supervised in the Library.
Students continue in the same arrangement each year, unless a parent/caregiver has requested a change in writing. At any time, parents/caregivers have the right to change their son’s participation status in the SRE program. A note to the Principal will affect this change.
Voluntary religious activities
A number of students at Normanhurst Boys High School voluntarily participate in religious groups, which meet weekly during lunchtimes. In accordance with the Department of Education’s policy, visiting group leaders undergo all appropriate child protection checks and practices and the content of the activities is regularly monitored.
Following are details of the voluntary groups of a religious nature, which operate at Normanhurst Boys High School:
Participation in VSA
The NSW Department of Education’s Religious Education Implementation Procedures requires parental permission for students who participate in voluntary student activities of a religious nature in schools.
Before participating in any of the activities listed below, a student must have permission from their parents. Students can approach the teacher in charge and a permission note will be sent via email. Parents can give their permission electronically. Teachers in charge will maintain a list of all students as well as records of attendance. Permission notes will be sent out at the beginning of each year for Voluntary Religious Groups
Connect (Interschool Christian Fellowship)
Time: Friday lunchtime
Venue: Room A11
Participating Year groups: Years 7-12
Connect Leaders (Interschool Christian Fellowship)
Time: Tuesday lunchtime
Venue: Room A11
Participating Year groups: Years 11-12 (leaders only)
Both groups are supervised by Mr M. Ho (Mathematics Department, Assistant Year Adviser for Year 9 2023)