James Erskine 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.

How your child can participate in Special Religious Education?

Students are always welcome to attend  SRE classes at JEPS. The SRE options available are; Catholic and Protestant. Parents  nominate what religious denomination they wish their child to attend when completing the school enrolment form. Parents can also change the SRE class their child attends at any time or even withdraw them from SRE. This can be done by notifying the  school in writing.

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.