Clovelly Public School

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Telephone02 9665 6710

Religion and ethics

NSW public schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics, delivered by approved providers wherever available.

At Clovelly Public School, SRE and SEE classes are delivered on Tuesday mornings for half an hour.

- Kindergarten: 9:30 - 9:30am

- Years 1 and 2: 10 - 10:30am

- Years 3 - 6: 10:30 - 11am

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter to complete and return. This is also available as a digital form via the school app.

A parent/carer may notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision, during the first 2 weeks of Term 1 and first week of Term 3. This digital form is available on the school app. 

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. 

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.

The following Special Religious Education (SRE) classes are offered at Clovelly Public School:


Catholic Scripture lessons are delivered by catechists who follow the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney guide lines. More information can be found at 


Christian SRE is provided by teachers who are authorised and trained by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, More information can be found at The curriculum can be viewed at


Buddhist SRE Programs are run by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales (BCNSW). More information can be found here:


Jewish SRE is provided by the NSW Board of Jewish Education. More information about Jewish SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Jewish SRE website

Special Education in Ethics (SEE)

Clovelly Public School also offers Special Education in Ethics (SEE) classes for students who do not attend Scripture (SEE) classes. SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website