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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 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.