Murwillumbah 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 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.

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

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.