NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.
At Northmead Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) is delivered on Thursday from 9:00am to 9:40am for Years 5 and 6, 9:40am to 10:20am for Years 3 and 4 and 10:20am to 11:00am for Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2. Kindergarten start SRE/SEE in Term 2 to allow them time to settle into their new class.
On enrolment, parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter (PDF 116KB) to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE should be given to where, in writing.
The following SRE classes are offered at Northmead Public School:
Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic SRE website: https://scripture.catholic.edu.au
Combined Christian SRE is provided by the Baptist Association of NSW/ACT, Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Uniting Church in Australia and Australian Christian Churches. For more information about Combined Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Combined Christian website: https://www.christiansre.com.au
Islamic SRE is provided by the Islamic Council of Australia. For more information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Islamic Special Religious Education website: https://www.isre.org.au/
SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website: https://primaryethics.com.au/
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.
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.