Canterbury South Public School

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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.

At Canterbury South Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on a Thursday.  SRE/SEE is held over different times for different years: from 9.30am for K-2 students and from 10.00am for Years 3-6 students.

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 school Office, in writing.

The following SRE/SEE classes are offered at Canterbury South Public School:

  • Catholic SRE, provided by St Mel's Catholic Church, Campsie
  • Anglican SRE, provided by St Paul's Anglican Church, Canterbury.
  • Islamic SRE, provided by Islamic Religious Special Education, Bankstown.
  • Greek Orthodox SRE, provided by Greek Archdiocese, Redfern.
  • Special Education in Ethics SEE, provided by Primary Ethics. 

During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate clssrooms and will participate in meaningful activities, (E.g. reading, private study or completing homework).

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.