Asquith Public School

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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 https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-across-the-curriculum/religion-and-ethics

The following SRE classes are offered at Asquith Public School:

Baha’i SRE is provided by Baha’i Council for South Eastern Australia. For more information about Baha’i SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Australian Baha’i Community website https://bahai.org.au/index.php/what-bahais-do/building-vibrant-communities/spiritual-education-children/bahai-classes-in-state-schools/

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 https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/parish-community/ministries/ccd

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 https://whysre.com.au/sre-curriculum/cep-curriculum-overview/

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/parents/ . 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 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.