Concord West Public School

Concordissime

Telephone02 9743 1580

Emailconcordw-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics where available.

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. At Concord West PS, students are offered 30 minutes of Special Religious Education (SRE/Scripture) or Special Eduacation in Ethics (SEE) every week on a Tuesday.

Students not attending SRE or SEE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities (Non Scripture).

Parents/carers may choose to change groups at any time by notifying the school in writing using the following form: Scripture/Ethics Choices form (PDF)

The following options are provided at Concord West Public School:

Option 1: Catholic
Option 2: Hindu
Option 3: Islamic
Option 4: Orthodox
Option 5: Protestant
Option 6: Non Scripture
Option 7: Special Education in Ethics

The approved providers of SRE/SEE at Concord West PS and links to the curricula provided by each organisation are listed below:

Catholic

Approved provider: Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

Curriculum: https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/publications/curriculum-resources/
Ethics

Approved provider: Primary Ethics Ltd

Curriculumhttps://primaryethics.com.au/
Hindu

Approved provider: The Saiva Manran

Curriculumhttps://hinducouncil.com.au/new/sre-special-religious-education-in-nsw-schools/
Islam

Approved provider: Islamic Council of NSW

Curriculumhttps://www.isre.org.au/
Orthodox

Approved provider: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Curriculum: https://www.iccoreis.asn.au/teaching-sre/sre-curriculum/

Protestant

Approved providers: Anglican Diocese of Sydney; Baptist Union of NSW; Presbyterian Church in NSW

Curriculum: https://cepconnect.com.au/curriculum

For more information on SRE/SEE in public schools, visit the NSW Department of Education's Religion and ethics page.