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 Murwillumbah Public School SRE is delivered on Tuesday from 10.30-11am.
On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter SRE Permission 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 following SRE classes are offered at Murwillumbah Public School.
Catholic SRE is provided by the Diocese of Lismore. More information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Diocese of Lismore website http://ccd.lism.catholic.edu.au
Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are The Baptist Church, Seventh Day Adventist, International Network of Churches Inc, Anglican Church, Presbyterian Church, Uniting Church, Church of Christ and Australian Christian Churches. The participating providers have agreed to cross authorise the SRE teachers to conduct SRE under these arrangements.
The approved curriculum they will use is CONNECT published by CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS which can be viewed online at www.cepstore.com.au
The curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life. Christian SRE engages students in conversation as they question life, explore values and discover faith.
During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities such as Values Education.