Wattawa Heights 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 Wattawa Heights Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Friday. Students in years 3-6 have their session 9am-9.30am and K-2 children from 9.30- 10am.

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 Wattawa Heights Public School:

1. Islamic SRE is provided by Islamic Council NSW. More information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the approved provider website.

2. Catholic SRE is provided by  Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. More information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the approved provider website.  Catholic SRE teachers (also known as Catechists) are authorised by the local parish and trained by the Diocese of the Catholic Church. 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. Catholic SRE teachers engage young people in hearing the Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture

3. Combined Christian SRE is provided by Combined Protestant Christian. More information about Protestant SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the approved provider website. Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches and all teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.  Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.

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 such as reading, private study or completing homework.