Tempe Public School

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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.

Time is allocated each Tuesday afternoon for Special Religious Education (SRE/Scripture) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE/Ethics).

SRE/Scripture classes are taught by trained volunteers from local religious organisations, with supervision by school staff. Parents are given the option of their children attending these lessons.

We currently have scripture lessons in Protestant, Catholic and Greek Orthodox denominations. Follow links for the approved provider’s curriculum.

Protestant http://www.whysre.com.au/cepcurriculum                 


Greek Orthodox

Classes are taught by trained volunteers, with supervision by school staff. The philosophical ethics classes that make up the Primary Ethics curriculum are inquiry-based. Children use dialogue and discussion, learning how to think about ethical matters through the give-and-take of reasoned argument. We currently offer SEE/Ethics lessons to students in Years 3-6 however places are limited by volunteer availability. Follow the link for the approved provider’s curriculum.

Primary Ethics

Those students not attending Scripture or Ethics will participate in meaningful activities such as reading, private study or completing homework under the supervision of school staff.

You are invited to contact the school office at any time regarding your child's SRE/SEE placement.