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Religion and ethics

NSW public schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics, delivered by approved providers wherever available.

A Special Religious Education (SRE) program is available at the school and is run by authorised volunteers of approved religious persuasions. Below is the list of approved special religious education programs provided at the school. Additional details of SRE programs on offer at the school can be obtained from SRE providers. Contact details of SRE program coordinators can be provided by the school if required.

Combined Christian Religious Education

Combined Christian Special Religious Education which includes Anglican – Anglican Dioceses of Sydney, Congregational – Fellowship of Congregational Churches and Presbyterian – Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State of New South Wales. 

The SRE curriculum is Think Faith:  SRE will be held on Wednesdays in the alternate week to assembly.

Text from DoE Special Religion in Schools Procedures


Special Education in Ethics - from 2024

Ethics classes support students to develop well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues. Through the give-and-take of reasoned argument students learn to disagree respectfully, to challenge ideas and to support their arguments with considered evidence rather than according to habit or peer pressure.

For more information on Primary Ethics visit

During enrolment, you can choose a special religious education option for your child from the school’s available approved providers. You can withdraw your child from special religious education by selecting alternative meaningful activities, or special education in ethics if it’s available.

You can update your preference by writing to the school or through the online form available at participating schools.
Visit the department’s website for more information about religion and ethics.