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.
Parents and carers in public schools have the right to have their child receive instruction in their preferred religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.
A Special Religious Education (SRE) program is available at Kyeemagh Public School and is run by authorised volunteers of approved religious persuasions. Alternatively, parents may choose for their child not to attend SRE classes.
At Kyeemagh Public School, the SRE program is delivered on Tuesdays from 9:15am - 10:00am for all participating students.
During the time that SRE classes are being held, there will be no academic instruction delivered or formal school activities. Children will therefore not be missing any class work by attending SRE classes. Students attending non-SRE classes will participate in meaningful activities such as reading, private study or completing their own work.
SRE programs currently available are:
* Anglican Christian
During the year, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE classes should be given to the school office in writing.
Anglican Christian SRE is provided by Anglican teachers who are authorised and trained by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, who are an approved SRE provider. Teachers provide education in Christian beliefs and practices for children in Kindergarten to Year 6. The SRE curriculum used in this school is produced by Christian Education Publications and is approved by the SRE provider. The curriculum explores the good news about Jesus Christ found in the Bible and the depth of God’s love for people. Each lesson has been developed to be taught in an age-appropriate manner. Lessons include activities which make the lessons fun and inclusive for children and young people, and also give them the opportunity to critically explore and deepen their faith, pray, and reflect. Research has shown that SRE contributes to students’ wholistic education as it nurtures their spiritual wellbeing. For more information about the SRE curriculum used in this school visit whysre.com.au.
Special Ethics Education (SEE) is a secular alternative to scripture classes available to all students who have nominated Non-Scripture. The school is currently provides SEE classes for Early Stage One and Stage One and is seeking more volunteers to expand the program. Further information regarding this can be found at https://primaryethics.com.au/