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 Engadine West Public School our Special Religious Education (SRE) classes are held for 30 minutes on Wednesdays.
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 given to the school, in writing.
Special Religious Education classes K-6 are: Catholic and Combined Christian
Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Sydney. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Sydney website https://www.sydneycatholic.org/
Combined Christian SRE is provided by the combination of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, the Baptist Union of NSW, the Churches of Christ NSW, the Fellowship of Congregational Churches and the Australian Christian Churches. The Combined Christian SRE use the Anglican curriculum. For further information about the Combined Christian SRE providers, please visit:
For further information about the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit https://whysre.com.au/sre-curriculum/cep-curriculum-overview/.
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. Activities could include reading and private study.
To select or change your child's SRE/SEE preference, please download the SRE SEE Participation Letter.