Woonona 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 Woonona Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Wednesday. 

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 via the online 'Change of Scripture Group" form.

The following SRE classes are offered at Woonona Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong. More information about The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong website http://www.dow.org.au/services/agency/confraternity-of-christian-doctrine-ccd.

Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are Northern Illawarra Ministers Fraternal. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

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/.

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 stage appropriate activities.