Oxley Vale Public School

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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.


On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE/SEE Participation Letter. Write to the school if you wish to enrol  your child in or withdraw your child from special religious education, sometimes known as scripture.

Special Religious Education (SRE)

At Oxley Vale Public School SRE is delivered on Wednesdays from:

  • 12:00 – 12:35 pm for K-2 students
  • 12:40 – 1:15 pm for Years 3-6 students

The following SRE classes are offered:

Catholic SRE is provided by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Armidale. More information about Roman Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/publications/curriculum-resources/

Combined Christian SRE is provided by Anglican Diocese of Armidale. More information about Combined Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit https://godspace.org.au/curriculum/

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities which may include reading, private study or completing homework.


Special Education in Ethics (SEE)

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.

At Oxley Vale Public School, SEE is delivered on Wednesdays from:

  • 12:00 – 12:35 pm for year 1 and 2 students only

SEE classes support children to develop a life-long capacity for making well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues. Through balanced argument students learn to disagree respectfully, to challenge ideas and to support their arguments with considered evidence. Our volunteer SEE teachers use lesson materials which present a range of stories, scenarios and questions to generate discussion. SEE teachers are trained to impartially facilitate student discussions, helping students develop their critical thinking and collaborative inquiry skills. SEE teachers support student learning by:

  • showing genuine curiosity and interest in the questions being discussed
  • staying neutral
  • creating space for students to think, share ideas, give reasons and ensuring respectful discussion.

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. You can find out more information about the program from Julia Kosheleva (Area Manager, Primary Ethics Ltd). M: 0402 414041 W: primaryethics.com.au F: www.facebook.com/primaryethics and https://primaryethics.com.au/