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 Granville South Public School, SRE is delivered on Wednesday from 2:00pm – 2:30pm (Years K-2) and 2:30pm – 3:00pm (Years 3-6).
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 Granville South Public School:
Catholic SRE is provided by provided by Catholic Education Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. Catholic SRE teachers (also known as Catechists) are authorised by the local parish and trained by the Diocese of the Catholic Church. The Catholic SRE curriculum is approved by the Bishop of the Diocese in liaison with religious education experts. Lessons include activities that are fun and inclusive for students, whilst also providing them the opportunity to critically explore in depth their faith and to pray and reflect. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit https://parracatholic.org/ccd-home/.
Islamic SRE is provided by ISRE, Islamic Special religious Education. For more information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit http://www.isre.org.au/.
Protestant SRE is provided by Holroyd Christian Ministers’ Fellowship SRE Board. For more information about Protestant SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit http://www.holroyd-churches.org.au/sre.
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 such as learning about school rules, school values and / or reading.