Clovelly Public School

Aim High

Telephone02 9665 6710

Emailclovelly-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where 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. 

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.

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

Catholic Scripture lessons are delivered by catechists who follow the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney guide lines. More information can be found at  https://www.sydneycatholic.org/education/#scripture 

Anglican

Christian SRE is provided by teachers who are authorised and trained by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, More information can be found at https://youthworks.net/about-sre The curriculum can be viewed at whysre.com.au

Buddhism

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

http://www.buddhistcouncil.org/sre-program/

Baha’i

Baha’i’ SRE is provided by the Australian Bahai’ community. More information about Baha’i’ SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Baha’i’ SRE website https://bahai.org.au/

Jewish

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 https://bje.org.au/program/scripture/

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 https://primaryethics.com.au/