Schofields Public School

Sacrifice Perseverance Success

Telephone02 9627 1534

Emailschofields-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Religion and ethics

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.

At Schofields Public School, special religious education (SRE) and special education in ethics (SEE) is delivered on a Thursday from 2:10pm until 2:40pm for all students from K-6.

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter (consider uploading and hyperlinking your schools letter) to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE should be given to the school office, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Schofields Public School:

Catholic Scripture provided by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta

Protestant Scripture provided by The Baptist Union of NSW. For more information including authorised curriculum click here.

Sikh Scripture provided by The Australian Sikh Association Ltd. For more information including authorised curriculum click here.

Hindu Scripture provided by Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia Inc. For more information including authorised curriculum click here.

SEE classes are provided by:

Primary Ethics (Stage 1 only). For more information including authorised curriculum click here.

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), including a list of the providers, please visit:

https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-across-the-curriculum/religion-and-ethics

During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities, activities could include reading, private study or completing homework.