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.
At Edgeworth Public, SRE will occur regularly on Thursdays. Options for allocated SRE time include:
Interdenominational/Christian – this SRE group will receive support from the Godspace and/or Connect Curriculums. They will be taught by volunteers from a variety of Christian Churches.
Catholic – this SRE group will receive support from Christ our Light and Life and/or Walking with Jesus curriculums. They will be taught be volunteers from the Catholic Church only.
List of approved providers:
- Baptist Union of NSW
- Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
Links to the curriculum for each of the providers can be found at the following websites:
Catholic Scripture Curriculum:
Interdenominational Scripture Curriculum:
All volunteers have been cleared with a Working With Children’s Check and undergone training to implement their lessons.
If your child is not attending SRE, they will participate in alternate, meaningful activities based on our PBL values focusing on respect, responsibility and learning.