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Balmain Public School

Balmain Public School

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Religion and ethics

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. 

At Balmain Public School, the delivery of SRE and SEE occurs on Fridays from 10:10 to 10:40am, for all students K-6.

On enrolment, parents/carers receive an SRE/SEE participation slip to complete and return. Any notification of changes to a student’s enrolment in SRE/SEE should be given to the school office, in writing.

The following SRE/SEE options are offered at Balmain Public School:

·         Anglican scripture - Link to curriculum

·         Catholic scripture - Link to curriculum

·         Ethics - Link to curriculum

For more information regarding the authorised curriculum scope and sequence for SRE/SEE, please visit the related website/s via links provided

·         Non-scripture

During SRE/SEE classes, students not attending will be supervised in alternate spaces and will participate in meaningful activities, such as reading, private study or completing homework.