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.
At Forestville Public School, we provide the following Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) classes for students:
Combined Christian SRE
Combined Christian SRE is provided by teachers who are authorised and trained by the following approved providers: Anglican Diocese of Sydney. The curriculum can be viewed at whysre.com.au.
Teachers are authorised by the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay.
You can view the Curriculum and the Scope and Sequence here: https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/parish-community/ministries/ccd/curriculum
Teachers are authorised by the NSW Board of Jewish Education (BJE). All teachers have a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC ) and wear a BJE nametag while they are teaching SRE lessons in the school.
You can view the Scope and Sequence document and curriculum information page here: https://bje.org.au/program/scripture/
All volunteers are checked, trained and authorised by Primary Ethics to conduct Ethics classes in the Department of Education schools. Ethics teachers/volunteers undergo re-accreditation each year in relation to Child protection training and all have the appropriate Working With Children Check and National Crime Check certification.
Primary Ethics’ lesson materials are aligned to the following general capabilities in the Australian curriculum and the NSW syllabus:
- Ethical understanding
- Critical and creative thinking
- Personal and social capability
Students who do not attend SRE or SEE classes will attend 'non-SRE'. During this time students may engage in reading, private study, completing homework or other activities.
These classes occur weekly on Thursdays and Fridays.
Years 3 - 6 Thursdays 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Years K - 2 Friday 1:40pm - 2:10pm