Bilambil 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.

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.

At Bilambil Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE) is delivered on Monday afternoons from 1.30pm (For K-2 students, 1.30pm-2.00pm and from 2.00pm-2.30pm for Years 3-6 students).

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

After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE should be given to the school, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Bilambil Public School:

Special Religious Education 1 Christian Scripture is taught by people from Kingdom Life Church who have the Presbyterian Church http://pynsw.org.au/sre as their authorised providers.

For more information about Christian Scripture, please visit https://www.christiansre.com.au and for more information about the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Godspace website https://godspace.org.au/curriculum/sre-ri-curriculum/.

Special Religious Education 2 Catholic Scripture is taught by people from local Catholic Churches who have the Catholic Diocese of Lismore as their authorised provider.

For more information about Catholic Scripture, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit http://ccd.lism.catholic.edu.au/welcome/catholic-sre-catechists/?doing_wp_cron=1554116095.9801440238952636718750 .

Special Education in Ethics. We currently do not have a provider for Primary Ethics, therefore Special Education in Ethics will not be on offer.

During the time that Special Religious Education classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will be supervised by the school staff. Supervision of students is consistent with the department’s duty of care requirements outlined in the Code of Conduct https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/associated-documents/The-2014-Code-of-Conduct-approved-by-Minister-1-July-2014-updated-Dec-2016-not-tracked.pdf Students are not to participate in lessons in the school curriculum or other extra-curricular activities during this time. Students will participate in other various meaningful activities such as quiet reading, private study, finishing work and revision of current topics.