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Old Jan 5th 2008, 10:42 pm
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I notice quite a few schools are either the Uniting Church or Anglican.

What is the difference?

Also do they have much religious content?

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Old Jan 6th 2008, 9:37 am
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I notice quite a few schools are either the Uniting Church or Anglican.

What is the difference?

Also do they have much religious content?

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Uniting Church: amalgamation between the Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1977. All felt that they could not compete with declining congregations so they decided to join together.

Anglican: Church of England.


I would assume that there would be a reasonable amount of religious education in the schools.
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Old Jan 6th 2008, 11:06 am
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Our children go to an Anglican school. I would say the amount of religious education they get is similar to what you'd expect in the UK - two periods of R.E., hymns sung every 2nd assembly, occasional visits from the local vicar, and special assemblies for Easter and Christmas. There is also a school chapel and school chaplain available to talk to. More emphasis on R.E. in Catholic schools though. At our local government primary school here, there was no R.E. at all, they didn't even acknowledge Christmas, and although we aren't really religious people, we found that odd. At primary school in the UK, our children learnt (and were taught to respect) all different religions.
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At our local government primary school here, there was no R.E. at all, they didn't even acknowledge Christmas, and although we aren't really religious people, we found that odd. At primary school in the UK, our children learnt (and were taught to respect) all different religions.
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Thanks The Bloke & Jacqui.

We're not religious but it obviously gives you more choices in schools and I wondered whether these schools were quite actively religious, like Catholic schools or not.

From what you say Jacqui it sounds like COE schools in the UK.

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Our children go to an Anglican school. I would say the amount of religious education they get is similar to what you'd expect in the UK - two periods of R.E., hymns sung every 2nd assembly, occasional visits from the local vicar, and special assemblies for Easter and Christmas. There is also a school chapel and school chaplain available to talk to. More emphasis on R.E. in Catholic schools though. At our local government primary school here, there was no R.E. at all, they didn't even acknowledge Christmas, and although we aren't really religious people, we found that odd. At primary school in the UK, our children learnt (and were taught to respect) all different religions.
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Spot on. I would say that out of the church schools the Anglican school (in Mandurah) puts less emphasis on religious education and more on mainstream education. Apart from the few religious services and the crosses in the classrooms you wouldn't know it was a church school. What year are your children in? I might teach them.

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Glad you asked that question, I also wondered about the leutherian (might have spelt it wrong) there seems to be a lot of them around where do they fit it ?
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Uniting Church: amalgamation between the Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1977. All felt that they could not compete with declining congregations so they decided to join together.

Anglican: Church of England.
Church of England was dropped from the Anglican name in 1981:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglica...h_of_Australia

And not all Presbyterian congregations joined the Uniting Church.
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What year are your children in? I might teach them.

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