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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

On enrolment parents and carers will be given the Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, any changes should be given to the office in writing.


At Riverstone Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE) classes are delivered on Tuesdays;

• Kindergarten to Year 2 from 2:00pm - 2:25pm

• Year 3 to Year 6 from 2:25pm - 2:55pm

The following SRE classes are offered at Riverstone Public School:

• Catholic 

• Protestant

Non- Scripture

Alternatively, students can participate in Special Education in Ethics. These classes focus on values to support children to develop a life-long capacity for making well-reasoned decisions.

Some explicit values taught include;

• Care and compassion

• Fairness

• Thoughtfulness

• Respect and responsibility 


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.