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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. 


Grays Point Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Wednesdays from 1.50-2.30pm (3-6yrs) and 2.30-3.05pm (K-2yrs).

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter (which can be found in the enrolments section of our website) to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE should be given to the school office in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Grays Point Public School:

1.          Catholic SRE is provided by St Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, Gymea Parish. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the St Catherine Laboure, Gymea Parish website

2.          Anglican SRE is provided by Olivia Robson.  For more information about Anglican SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the website

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website

During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in independent activities including; reading, creative writing and drawing.

Special Religious Education (SRE): Combined Anglican SRE

Anglican SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are Olivia Robson. All Anglican SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

The Anglican SRE curriculum is authorised by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture and can be found at Anglican SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.

Special Religious Education (SRE): Catholic SRE

Catholic SRE teachers (also known as Catechists) are authorised by the local parish and trained by the Diocese of the Catholic Church.

The Catholic SRE curriculum is approved by the Bishop of the Diocese in liaison with religious education experts. Lessons include activities that are fun and inclusive for students, whilst also providing them the opportunity to critically explore in depth their faith and to pray and reflect. For more information about the Catholic SRE curriculum go to

Catholic SRE teachers engage young people in hearing the Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture

Special Education in Ethics (SEE)

SEE classes support children to develop a life-long capacity for making well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues. Through balanced argument students learn to disagree respectfully, to challenge ideas and to support their arguments with considered evidence. Our volunteer SEE teachers use lesson materials which present a range of stories, scenarios and questions to generate discussion. SEE teachers are trained to impartially facilitate student discussions, helping students develop their critical thinking and collaborative inquiry skills. SEE teachers support student learning by:

·       showing genuine curiosity and interest in the questions being discussed;

·       staying neutral;

·       creating space for students to think, share ideas, give reasons and ensuring.

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. You can find out more information about the program from Justine Williams, Ethics Co-ordinator by or mobile 0413 787 875  and the Primary Ethics website


If you wish to change your child's current Scripture/Ethics class, please complete this online form. Please note that classes are all finalised for the semester and any changes will not take effect until the next semester (if there are any vacancies to meet teacher/volunteer ratios).