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 (SRE) is held each Tuesday from 11:55am to 12:30pm for all students K–6.
At the time of enrolment, the student's parent or carer will receive an SRE participation letter to complete and return to us. This will outline the SRE options available at our school.
If you would like to change your child's SRE choice after the initial enrolment, or in the future, please advise us in writing. You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete another participation letter.
SRE classes available:
Catholic Scripture - this is provided by Catholic Diocese of Lismore. For more information about this, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, visit https://www.lismorediocese.org/
Combined Scripture - this is provided by the Seventh-day Adventist Church North NSW. For more information about Combined SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, visit https://nnsw.adventist.org.au/ or https://godspace.org.au/
Non-Scripture - during the time SRE classes are held, students not attending will attend a separate space to participate in meaningful activities to reinforce and support classroom instruction.