The Entrance Public School

A Safe, Respectful and Engaged Community

Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

At The Entrance Public School, SRE/SEE is delivered on Thursday from 1:15pm-1:45pm.

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 can be made online here, or can be given to the school teacher or front office, in writing.

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

  • Catholic SRE

Catholic SRE teachers (also known as Catechists) are authorised by the local parish and trained by the Diocese of the Catholic Church.

The Catholic SRE curriculum is approved by the Bishop of the Diocese in liaison with religious education experts. 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. For more information about the Catholic SRE curriculum go to the curriculum scope and sequence website.

Catholic SRE teachers engage young people in hearing the Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture.

  • Combined Christian SRE

Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Condell Park Bible Church, EV Erina, Presbyterian Church of Australia in NSW, Churches of Christ in NSW and ACT. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

The Christian SRE curriculum is authorised by the providers listed above. The curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture and can be found at this website. Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.

  • Special Education in Ethics (SEE)

SEE classes support children to develop a life-long capacity for making well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues. Through balanced argument students learn to disagree respectfully, to challenge ideas and to support their arguments with considered evidence. Our volunteer SEE teachers use lesson materials which present a range of stories, scenarios and questions to generate discussion. SEE teachers are trained to impartially facilitate student discussions, helping students develop their critical thinking and collaborative inquiry skills. SEE teachers support student learning by:

  • Showing genuine curiosity and interest in the questions being discussed
  • Staying neutral
  • Creating space for students to think, share ideas, give reasons and ensuring respectful discussion.

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. You can find out more information about the program on the Primary Ethics website.

  • Alternative meaningful activities

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 could include reading, private study or completing homework).

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.