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Raymond Terrace Public School

Raymond Terrace Public School

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Religion and ethics

At Raymond Terrace Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) are delivered on Friday from 9:10am – 9:40am for all K-6 students.  On enrolment, parents/carers will be given the “SRE and SEE Participation” form 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 classes are offered at Raymond Terrace Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Our classes are organised into 2 groups K-2 and 3-6. Instruction is received in preparation for students’ first communion. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle website.

Ecumenical SRE is provided by Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. SRE teachers follow the learning sequence and booklets in the Connect SRE program. For more information about Ecumenical SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle website.

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website. Currently, Raymond Terrace Public School cannot offer SEE due to lack of Coordinators and/or Instructors.

During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending are supervised in separate classrooms and participate in meaningful activities (activities could include private study, viewing Behind The News, reading, or completing homework).

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.