Wyoming 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.

Special Religious Education

At Wyoming Public School, SRE is delivered on alternate Wednesdays during the following times:

Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 - 9:05 -9:35 am

Stage 2 - 9:40 - 10:15 am

Stage 3 - 10:20-10:55am

On enrolment, parents/carers will be given the SRE 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 front office, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Wyoming Public School:

Special Religious Education (SRE): Combined Christian SRE

Combined Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are Elim Church and Narara Valley Baptist. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

The Christian SRE curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of Christian life and culture and can be found at http://www.elim.com.au/scripture-in-schools/. Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.

Special Religious Education (SRE): Catholic SRE

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 the Catholic SRE curriculum go to https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/

Catholic SRE teachers engage young people in hearing the Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of Christian life and culture

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 reading, research or private study.