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50 Years of CaRE 

2024 is the 50th anniversary of AARE. Since 2014, we have been promoting and supporting the work of chaplains and religious educators in our schools – helping schools to fulfil their commitment to provide an wholistic education that caters to the wellbeing needs of students. These include spiritual wellbeing needs.

Our sister organisation in North America (Religious Education Association) is holding their Conference online again this year. The deadline for Proposals has been extended to the 28th February.

Some resources from Graham McDonald at DIDUNO

Who Is The Child

Sources of information

Information about Eternity the movie


The Australian Association for Religious Education is a non-denominational organisation focused on assisting teachers to provide quality religious education. Whether you are a religious coordinator, RE teacher or chaplain we are here to aid in your professional development. Through our state affiliates in Victoria and Western Australia we provide networking events, educational seminars and conferences focusing on professional development for religious educators. Our Objectives are:

  • To promote co-operation and understanding among educators in schools and universities working in the field of spirituality, ethics, philosophy, values and religious education.
  • To promote the teaching of religious studies and foster the development of religious education in schools and universities and thus promote the educational goals of these institutions.
  • To promote curriculum planning and research in schools and universities into the study of the teaching of religion.
  • To foster conferences, seminars, publications and other activities which will improve in schools and universities the quality of teaching and research in the field of religious education.
  • To assist the work of chaplaincy and pastoral care in schools and other educational institutions.
  • The Association serves as the professional voice to various State and National educational authorities on relevant matters.

Western Australia

South East Australia

New South Wales & ACT