Punchbowl 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 Punchbowl Public School, SRE is delivered Thursdays at different times for different years:

2 -2:30pm for K-2 students

2:30 – 3:00pm Years 3-6 students

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE should be given to where, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Punchbowl Public School:

Protestant SRE is provided by Baptist Union of NSW. More information about Protestant SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Anglican Diocese of Sydney website.

Catholic SRE is provided by Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. More information about Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney 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 meaningful activities name activities (activities could include reading, private study or completing homework).