Meadowbank Public School

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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

At Meadowbank Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) classes are delivered each week throughout the year. Our providers are approved through the Department of Education. During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending either will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities including reading and private study.

Special Religious Education (SRE)

The following SRE classes are offered at Meadowbank Public School. The approved providers' authorised curriculum scope and sequence can be found below. 

Christian (Anglican)

Christian (Catholic)

Islamic Special Religious Education

Special Education in Ethics (SEE)

SEE classes support children to develop a life-long capacity for making well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues. Through balanced argument students learn to disagree respectfully, to challenge ideas and to support their arguments with considered evidence. Our volunteer SEE teachers use lesson materials which present a range of stories, scenarios and questions to generate discussion. SEE teachers are trained to impartially facilitate student discussions, helping students develop their critical thinking and collaborative inquiry skills. SEE teachers support student learning by:

  • showing genuine curiosity and interest in the questions being discussed
  • staying neutral
  • creating space for students to think, share ideas, give reasons and ensuring

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

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.