Melrose Park Public School

Learning and Growing Together

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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.

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. 

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: Curriculum Resources - Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney) (  

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: Why SRE? - Christian SRE (Special Religious Education) - Scripture

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

During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in alternative meaningful activities including reading, drawing, private study or completing homework.