Let's get REAL

The Religious Education Association of Lismore (REAL) formed in 1989 with the first Special Religious Education (SRE) Teacher commencing at Lismore High School, term 1, 1990. It was not long before SRE Teachers were also positioned in Kadina and Richmond River High schools. REAL’s SRE Teachers currently exercise this ministry to secondary students by providing class room teaching and pastoral care each week in all three Lismore High Schools. This important ministry is made possible by generous contributions of people from the local churches and community.

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They’re for REAL

Katie Watts

Rivers College Chaplain for: Kadina High Campus, Lismore High Campus & Richmond River Campus

Jesse Rosenberg

SRE Teacher Lismore High Campus & Kadina High Campus

Gail Watson

Woodenbong Central School

Kris Van Bibber

SRE Teacher Kadina High

We need your REAL support!

It is only through the direct monetary support from the community that we are able to offer this valuable service.


  • Hello From Gail

    I have had the pleasure to be school chaplain at Woodenbong Central School since 2007. My passion, since I came to know and love Jesus, is to share that love with everyone I meet. I have a real heart for children and youth and totally enjoy spending time listening to them and helping them to […]

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  • Welcome Jesse

    Hi, my name’s Jesse. I started teaching SRE at Lismore High and Kadina in April 2018, after moving to Lismore from Sydney with my wife Maryanne. I’ve been leading at youth groups for the last 7 years, and had experience teaching primary school scripture before I got the opportunity to teach high school SRE. I’m […]

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  • Get To Know Kris

    Howdy! My name is Kris and I became a part of REAL at the end of term 3 in 2018 at Kadina High School.  Since I am still new, I wanted to let you know a little about myself. My beautiful wife Natasha and I have been married for almost 8 years and we have […]

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