Dee Why Public School

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Religion and ethics

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 Dee Why Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Thursday:

K-2:  1.55 - 2.25pm

Yrs 3-6:   2.30 - 3pm

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 where, in writing.

The following approved providor SRE classes are offered at Dee Why Public School:

  • Catholic
  • Combined Christian
  • Islamic
  • Non-SRE

Specific links:

  • Catholic SRE Classes

Lessons include activities that are fun and inclusive for students, whilst also providing them the opportunity to critically explore in depth their faith and to pray and reflect.

  • Combined Christian SRE Classes

Combined Christian SRE is provided by C3 Church Sydney in conjunction with SRE teachers from Anglican and Baptist churches.  Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.  For more information about Christian SRE at our school, please visit the following websites:

  • Islamic  Council of NSW SRE Classes 

Students gain knowledge of Islamic principles, values and life skills. Students are supported and nurtured to develop a positive sense of their identity as Muslims, and are guided towards becoming model members of their communities.

SEE can provided by Primary Ethics. 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, such as reading, private study or completing homework.