Woonona East Public School

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Religion and ethics

Woonona East PS: Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics

A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents.

A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision. Students will continue the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer has requested a change in writing.

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), including the list of approved providers, please visit: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-across-the-curriculum/religion-and-ethics

If your preferred SRE or SEE option is not available please contact the approved provider. Students not attending SRE or SEE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities.

The following options are available at Woonona East PS. Please choose one.

SRE Option

□ Christian Scripture

OR

NON-SCRIPTURE Option

□ If you do not wish for your child to attend SRE, your child will participate in alternative meaningful activities.

SEE {Special Education in Ethics} Option - If you have declined for your child to attend SRE above you may like your child to attend SEE.

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.