Killara Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

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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. 

Scripture at our school

Christian, Catholic, Islamic and Ethics volunteers provide a 30 minute scripture lesson each Thursday morning at 9:30am. 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.

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.

Islamic SRE classes are provided by the Islamic Council of NSE. For more information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum, please visit the Islamic Special Religious Education website.

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 Primary Ethics 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).