NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.
Write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education, sometimes known as scripture. Special education in ethics is an option for your primary-age child if you withdraw them from special religious education. For more information, visit Religion and ethics.
Special Religious Education (Scripture)
Voluntary scripture teachers attend our school each Wednesday. The lessons they give have the approval of the Department of Education (DoE) and the Council of Churches. All children are encouraged to attend these lessons as an important part of their moral development and social training. Scripture classes available are Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Baha’i.
Students who do not attend SRE have two options:
Attend a non-scripture group where they complete private study activities under the supervision of school staff
Attend classes in Philosophical Ethics where available.