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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 Paddington Public School, SRE is delivered on a Friday from 

·         11:35am to 12:05pm (Terms 1 and 4)

·         11:05am to 11:35am (Terms 2 and 3)

On enrolment parents/carers are 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 should be given to the school office, in writing. The school office forwards all changes to the staff members coordinating SRE. 

The following SRE classes are offered at Paddington Public School -

Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. To obtain more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney website

Anglican SRE is provided by Anglican Diocese of Sydney. More information about Combined SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Anglican and Protestant Diocese of Sydney website

Jewish SRE is provided by Board of Jewish Education (BJE). More information about Jewish SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit website.

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information including the curriculum for Primary schools please visit,

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.  

Write to the school if you wish to withdraw or change your child from special religious education or ethics, sometimes known as scripture. 

For more information, visit Religion and ethics