Maryland 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.

A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents.

The following option is available at Maryland Public School:

Non-denominational Christian Special Religious Education

Baptist Union of NSW

Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Scope and sequences can be found on approved providers’ websites regarding lesson content.

SRE is organised on a fortnightly basis on Wednesdays. Lessons are of 30min duration and are delivered by approved representatives.

A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision regarding SRE. Students will continue the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer has requested a change in writing.

If your preferred SRE option is not available please contact the approved provider. Students not attending SRE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities.

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), including the list of approved providers, please visit: