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Petersham Public School

Petersham Public School

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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 Petersham Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Fridays from 10.45-11.15am.

Parents/carers will be asked to choose one of the options available when completing the online enrolment application.

After the initial enrolment, changes to a child's enrolment in SRE or SEE can be made at any time during the year by emailing the school.

The following SRE class is offered at our school - Combined Christian SRE.

For more information about Combined Christian SRE, please email the school at

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 (AMA) including private study, reading or research.