Killara Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Telephone02 9498 2397

Emailkillara-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Religion and ethics

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.

Scripture at our school

Christian, Catholic, Ethics and Islamic volunteers provide a 30 minute scripture lesson each Thursday morning at 9:15am. All children attend these classes unless a note is received seeking exemption. Students who are not of a Protestant, Catholic or Islamic faith attend non-scripture supervised by a teacher or Ethics.

The following SRE classes are offered at Killara Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay website at https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/parish-community/ministries/ccd

Christian SRE is provided by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. For more information about Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the WhySRE website at whysre.com.au

Islamic SRE is provided by Islamic Special Religious Education. For more information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit their website at https://www.isre.org.au/scope-k-6/

Ethics is provided by the North Shore Primary Ethics activity. Volunteer ethics teachers use detailed lesson materials to deliver a curriculum of 79 topics. Most topics are designed to address particular ethical issues but a number are skill-focused and explicitly teach core critical thinking skills and encourage collaborative inquiry.  For more information about Primary Ethics including their authorised scope and sequence, visit their website at https://primaryethics.com.au/our-curriculum/

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 (activities could include reading, private study or completing homework).