Melrose Park Public School

Learning and Growing Together

Telephone02 9874 4669

Emailmelrosepk-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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 Melrose Park Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Tuesdays from 2:00 - 2:30 pm for Years 3-6 students and 2:30 - 3:00 pm for K-2 students.

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter (consider uploading and hyperlinking your schools 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 office, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Melrose Park Public School:

Catholic SRE  is provided by the Catholic Church in Australia, Diocese of Parramatta. For 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  

Non-Denominational (Christian) SRE is provided by the Anglican Church of Australia, Diocese of Sydney. For more information about Non-Denominational Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Why SRE website: https://whysre.com.au/cepcurriculum

There is currently no SEE at Melrose Park Public School. SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website https://primaryethics.com.au/about-ethics-classes/our-curriculum/

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 including reading, drawing, private study or completing homework.