Islington Public School

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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

At Islington Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Friday from 12.25-12.55pm.

Upon enrolment, parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation 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 front office, in writing.

The following SRE classes are currently offered at Islington Public School:

Christian Special Religious Education (SRE) is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are Islington Baptist Church. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider. The curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture and can be found at http://www.

Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith. More information about SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit

Special Education in Ethics is provided by Primary Ethics and is currently only being offered for Early Stage One due to lack of volunteers in 2021. As more volunteers present, further Stages will be operational. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website

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 including reading, private study or completing homework and unfinished classwork.

Carers must write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education. Special education in ethics is an option for your child if you withdraw them from special religious education. For more information, visit Religion and ethics.