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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. 

Special Religious Education and Gledswood Hills Public School

Special Religious Education (SRE) is delivered on Thursdays between 1.20-2.30pm. Denominations include Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Muslim.

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of any changes to a child's enrolment in SRE should be given to in writing.

Click on each denomination below to access information about each provider.

Catholic is provided by Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

Protestant is provided by Anglican Diocese of Sydney

Muslim is provided by Islamic Council of NSW

Eastern Orthodox is provided by Serbian Orthodox

Ethics is provided by Primary Ethics

During SRE lessons, students not attending SRE will be supervised by a teacher in a specific location of the school. Students not attending SRE, will be provided with supervised meaningful alternative activities. This could include: reading, private study or completing homework. 

To view the SRE scope and sequence for each religious group please click on the links below.




Eastern Orthodox