NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.
Special religious education
Special religious education (SRE) is education in the beliefs and practices of an approved religious persuasion. Under the Education Act 1990, section 32External link, government schools allow time for special religious education. It is delivered by authorised representatives of approved religious groups to students who have nominated that religion. Times for classes are negotiated with the school.
Special education in ethics
Special education in ethics (SEE) is a program in ethical decision making, action and reflection within a secular framework.
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.