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.
The curriculum aims to draw on current research on the way students think and learn and apply these principles into the realm of how we teach children about God. Each curriculum is designed to cater for different learning stages, with language, content and activities written with the needs of each child in mind. In each curriculum, importance is placed on teaching concepts in a way that is appropriate for the age and developmental stage of the students; relating all that is taught to their experience; providing discussion and activities that encourage students to reprocess information and make it their own.
For more information, a scope & sequence and lessons for the Protestant curriculum visit: https://cepconnect.com.au/curriculum
Catholic Scripture lessons include activities that are fun, engaging and inclusive for students, whilst also providing students with the opportunity to critically explore their faith and beliefs, and to pray and reflect. Students look at real life scenarios and explore how Jesus would deal with life situations. Lessons are age-appropriate and taught with sensitivity. Lessons consider morals and ethics and are brought to life through bible stories, song, dance, craft, drama, puzzles, mimes, drawing, video clips and many other teaching strategies. Catholic SRE teachers (also known as Catechists) are authorised by the local parish and trained by the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay. The Catholic SRE curriculum is approved by the Bishop of the Diocese in liaison with religious education experts.
For more information, a scope & sequence and lessons for the Catholic SRE curriculum Walking with Jesus Pathways of Discipleship visit:
During non-scripture students will be completing alternative meaningful activities including reading, private study, completing homework or activity booklets. Students will not be participating in lessons in the school curriculum or other extra-curricular activities during this time.