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.
At Parramatta West Public School, SRE is delivered on Wednesdayfor K-6 students. 3-6 attend between 8:55am and 9:55am. K-2 students attend between 9:55am and 10:55am. Each session is 30 minutes.
On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE should be given to the office, in writing.
The following SRE classes are offered at Parramatta West Public School in 2019:
Catholic SRE is provided by Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. More information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta website https://parracatholic.org/ccd-home/.
Anglican SRE is provided by Anglican Diocese of Sydney. More information about Anglican SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Anglican Diocese of Sydney website https://whysre.com.au/.
Islamic SRE is provided by Islamic Council of NSW. More information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Islamic Council of NSW website http://www.isre.org.au/our-program/.
If your preferred SRE or SEE option is not available please contact the approved provider available through the Religion and ethics link above.
During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities that include reading and completing homework.