Cardiff South Public School

Believe and Achieve

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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. 

At Cardiff South Public School, SRE is currently delivered on Monday from 2:00-3:00.

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

The following SRE classes are offered at Cardiff South Public School:

Non-denominational SRE is provided by the Baptist Union of Australia and delivered by volunteers from Cardiff Heights Baptist Church and the Hunter Bible Church. For more information, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the GodSpace website

SEE is provided, when volunteers are available, by Primary Ethics. As of Term 3 2019 SEE has been discontinued due to work commitments of the volunteers. Cardiff South Public School will consider offering SEE as an alternative to SRE in the future should any volunteers become available. 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 meaningful activities. Activities might include;

    o   Completion of homework tasks

    o   Silent reading

    o   Completion of unfinished school work

    o   Research for class assignments

    o   Educational Play

The supervising teacher will ensure that no academic instruction or activity takes place with exempted students that may cause pressure for parents from their child/children to exempt them from SRE/SEE lessons or disadvantage children who are attending SRE/SEE.