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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.

At Narraweena Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Wednesdays. Please note that class availability is dependent on availability of SRE/SEE teachers.

Parents/carers can complete their SRE and SEE participation as part of the online enrolment process. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE should be given to the office, in writing.

The following SRE and SEE classes are offered at Narraweena Public School

Catholic SRE

Provided by the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay website:

The Catholic SRE curriculum is approved by the Bishop of the Diocese in liaison with religious education experts.  Lessons include activities that are fun and inclusive for students, whilst also providing them the opportunity to critically explore in depth their faith and to pray and reflect. 

Combined Christian SRE

Provided by C3 Church Sydney in conjunction with SRE teachers from Anglican and Baptist churches.  Protestant SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider. For more information about Protestant SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the C3 Church Australia website:

Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.  The Christian SRE curriculum used is authorised by C3 Church Australia, based on the Bible and learning the key elements of the Christian life.  Curriculum can be found at 

Special Education in Ethics

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website
SEE classes support children to develop a life-long capacity for making well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues. Through balanced argument students learn to disagree respectfully, to challenge ideas and to support their arguments with considered evidence. Our volunteer SEE teachers use lesson materials which present a range of stories, scenarios and questions to generate discussion. SEE teachers are trained to impartially facilitate student discussions, helping students develop their critical thinking and collaborative inquiry skills.

SEE teachers support student learning by

  • showing genuine curiosity and interest in the questions being discussed
  • staying neutral
  • creating space for students to think, share ideas, give reasons and ensuring

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. You can find out more information about the program on the Primary Ethics Website

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 including reading, private study or completing homework.

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.