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est. 2005

The Secondary Religious Education Leaders Association (SRELA) was established in 2005, with membership comprising Catholic secondary school Religious Education Coordinators (RECs), Religious Educators and representatives of the Religious Education team of Catholic Education of South Australia (CESA). 

In more recent times, the implementation of the Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission (APRIM) role, with an emphasis on enhancing Catholic school identity and witnessing to the mission of the Church within Catholic schools and the local community, has seen the aforementioned roles subsume into this leadership role within CESA.



The mission of SRELA echoes the Psalmist’s acclamation, “I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past— stories we have heard and known,

stories our ancestors handed down to us. We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and mighty wonders.”

(Psalm 78:2-4).

To encourage...

and nurture each member’s spirituality in the leadership role that they assume in their schools.

To develop...

excellence in the leadership and professional role of Religious Education Coordinators and other leaders in the school’s religious dimension by providing a forum for curriculum development, theological reflection, faith formation & leadership and management education.

To be prophetic...

about issues which affect the religious development of young people.

To support...

faith formation and educational initiatives for the teachers of Religious Education within South Australian Catholic schools.

To liaise...

and collaborate with other organisations, including those representing primary RECs, secondary principals, deputy principals and other school and system leadership.

To facilitate...

ongoing dialogue in the area of professional and industrial issues related to Religious Education Coordination.


We value your engagement in professional development!

SRELA is dedicated to bringing you unique professional opportunities to upskill individuals in the area of Religious Education and Formation.

Professional Development dates, 2024:

• Wine & Cheese Evening, 13 February, 4-6 pm
• Religious Education Curriculum & Resources Focus Day, 8 March, 9-3 pm
• Liturgy & Music Ministry Focus Day, 20 May, 9-4 pm
• Two-Day Conference, 22 & 23 August (Guest Facilitator TBA)
• Day of Stillness, 15 November

To keep up to date with exciting professional opportunties, follow the SRELA LinkedIn.

Meet The Team

While membership to the association has come primarily from senior leadership roles, the association encourages all who have a role and interest in living, learning and leading Catholic Education within South Australian Catholic schools and are passionate about delivering holistic and transformative education to become an association member.


Meet the people who make up the Secondary Religious Leaders Association of South Australia.














Executive Committee

The vision of the Secondary Religious Education Leaders Association (SRELA) leads all people to discover wonder, joy, and love for learning, which supports human freedom and flourishing, a life lived abundantly. (John 10:10)