Russell Vale Public School

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Religion and ethics

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

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. 

At Russell Vale Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:00 for K-2 students and from 1:55-1:25 for Years 3-6 students.

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE should be given to the office, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Russell Vale Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by Diocese of Wollongong. More information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Diocese of Wollongong website

Combined Christian SRE (formerly referred to as Protestant SRE) is provided by different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are Baptist Union of NSW and Anglican Diocese of Sydney.  All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider. For more information, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit and

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website

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 that could include reading, private study or completing homework.