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Religion and ethics

Special Religious Education (SRE) is provided in public schools by authorised representatives of approved religious groups for instruction in that faith. Special Education in Ethics (SEE) is provided by trained community members.

At Asquith Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Wednesday from 8:55-9:25am.

On 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 made in writing via the school office using our enrolment form (pdf 78.7kb). For more information visit

The following SRE classes are offered at Asquith Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay. For more information about Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay website

Christian (Protestant) SRE is provided by St John’s Asquith (Anglican Diocese of Sydney). For more information about Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Anglican Diocese of Sydney SRE website

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website . The number of classes available is dependent on the number of trained volunteers.

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 reading, drawing, independent or collaborative work.

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

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.