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.
Scripture and ethics classes
Scripture lessons are conducted each Friday morning by instructors approved by the Ministers' Association. Religious instruction is provided to those children where a religious application is recorded on a student's enrolment form. Students will be expected to attend scripture lessons. Should exclusion be required, parents are to make that request in writing.
Ethics classes for students in Years 3 to 6
As an alternative to non-scripture classes, parents have an option for their child to be included in Ethics classes. The classes are held during scripture time each Friday.
Each fortnight students focus on a new topic area for discussion. The lessons are taken by trained teachers and are open to all students in Years 3 to 6.