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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 Rooty Hill Public School, SRE is delivered weekly on Wednesday held over different times for different years: from 8:55am to 9:25am for Years 3-6 students and 9:25am to 9:55am for K-2 students.

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 school, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Rooty Hill Public School:

Special Religious Education (SRE) Provider: Combined Christian SRE

Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement is Anglican Diocese of Sydney. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

The Christian SRE curriculum is authorised by (name the provider). The curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture and can be found at here. Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.


Special Religious Education (SRE) Provider: 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, click here

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.

"The Catholic Parish of St Aidan's Rooty Hill, sends it's best wishes to the children, families and staff of the Rooty Hill Public School Community. Simple to follow Catholic SRE lessons are available online at the following link: Catholic SRE Lessons."


Special Religious Education (SRE) Provider: Islamic Special Religious Education

We are Islamic Council of NSW Greenacre: click here for more information. 

Here is our Link for scope and sequence


Non-SRE Attending Students

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 that could include reading, private study or completing homework.