Earlwood Public School

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Telephone02 9789 5066


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 Earlwood Public School, we have the following Special Religious Education Classes every Thursday morning: 

9:15am-9:45am Kindergarten - Year 2 
10am – 10:30am  Years 3 – 4
10:30am – 11:00am Years 5-6

During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, there will be no academic instruction delivered or formal school activities. Children will therefore not be missing any class work by attending SRE/SEE classes. Students attending non-SRE/SEE classes will participate in meaningful activities such as reading, private study or completing their own work. 

During the year, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE classes should be given to the class teacher in writing. 


The  Anglican Diocese of Sydney welcomes the opportunity afforded to deliver quality Special Religious Education in Government primary and secondary schools, to students whose parents identify with the faith or have expressed a desire for their child to receive a Christian faith education. For more information, please visit: CEP curriculum overview and special religious education curricular.


Catholic SRE ‘Scripture’ classes are provided by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence please visit  Education - Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

Greek Orthodox

Complements the general education of Greek Orthodox children. Scripture classes focus on an Orthodox way of life and identity. For more information please visit: NSW Scripture Classes –  Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

Primary Ethics

Volunteer ethics teachers use detailed lesson materials to deliver a curriculum of 79 topics. Most topics are designed to address ethical issues, but a number are skill-focused and explicitly teach core critical thinking skills and encourage collaborative inquiry. For more information visit: Our Curriculum – Ethics education for children.