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 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 https://www.ccdwollongong.com/.
Protestant SRE is provided by the Sydney Anglican Diocese. More information about Protestant SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Sydney Anglican Diocese website https://whysre.com.au/sre-curriculum/cep-curriculum-ovrview/.
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/about-ethics-classes/our-curriculum/.
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.