The Normanhurst Christian Education Association (NCEA) was formed in 1991 with the purpose of providing a high standard of Special Religious Education at Hornsby Girls High School and Normanhurst Boys High School. The NCEA is represented by denominations of churches in Sydney’s Upper North Shore, each of which are on the Department of Education’s list of approved providers.
The NCEA appoints and employs two part-time SRE teachers for Hornsby Girls High School and Normanhurst Boys High School.
Our SRE Teachers have been authorised by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney or the NSW & ACT Baptist Association. This includes:
- A Working with Children Check number
- Church-based child protection training
- Compliance with the Department of Education’s Code of Conduct
- Yearly training for teaching development
- A letter of authorisation addressed to the schools and authorisation card
Christine teaches SRE at Hornsby Girls High School on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She has a Bachelor of Secondary Education and has taught in various high schools since 2004. She is a former student of Hornsby Girls High School.
I hope that students will question, explore and discover the good news of Jesus for themselves. Regardless of where they may be on their faith journey, I pray that SRE will help them to move one step (or more!) closer to knowing Jesus.
Tony teaches SRE at Normanhurst Boys High School on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Divinity. He is a former selective high school student and has been teaching SRE at Normanhurst Boys since 2014.
I hope that SRE will be a chance for students to take the opportunity to think about religion and belief, in particular, what they themselves believe and why, and what impacts this has on their lives. In doing so, I hope to show how the trust of the Gospel shines brighter than all other beliefs; impacting the way that all of us live both now and into eternity.