Burwood Public School

Deeds Not Words

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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics where available.

Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics at Burwood PS

A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents. At Burwood Public School, students are offered 30 minutes of Special Religious Education (SRE/Scripture) or Special Eduacation in Ethics (SEE) every week on Wednesday morning 9.00-9.30am

Students not attending SRE or SEE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities (Non Scripture).

The following options are provided at Burwood Public School:

  • Option 1: Combined Protestant Churches (K-6) *Includes Baptist, Uniting, Anglican, Presbyterian, Church or Christ, Congregational and Salvation Army*
  • Option 2: Catholic (K-6)
  • Option 3: Ethics (3-6)
  • Option 4: Hindu (K-6)
  • Option 5: Islam (K-6)
  • Option 6: Baha'i (K-6)
  • Option 7: Non Scripture

More information regarding approved providers can be found here. The approved providers of SRE/SEE at Burwood PS links to the curricula. 

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter to complete and return.

Parents/carers may choose to change groups at any time by notifying the school in writing by emailing burwood-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au. 

For more information on SRE/SEE in public schools, visit the NSW Department of Education's Religion and ethics page.