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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. 

Catholic Special Religious Education

Pathways of Discipleship is a Years 7-12 program based on the Diocese of Broken Bay K-12 Special Religious Education Foundations and Syllaus document.

Pathways of Discipleship consists of unit outlines, teacher's notes, student activities and multi-media resources.  Pathways of Discipleship (7-12) series is constantly reviewed.  Lesson Plans and resources are provided to SRE teachers in digital format.

You can download the curriculum and find out more at:


Combined Christian SRE

Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are C3 Church Australia, Baptist Union of NSW, Churches of Christ in NSW (Fresh Hope), Presbyterian Church of Australia (NSW), Australian Christian Churches, Anglican Diocese of Sydney and The Salvation Army. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

The Christian SRE curriculum is authorised by Anglican Diocese of Sydney. The name of the curriculum is Think Faith (Stages 4 – 6) and the curriculum website is http://thinkfaith.com.au

During the time SRE classes are being held , students not attending will be located in their timetable class and will participate in meaningful activities including private study or completing homework.