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.
YPS Information about Special Religious Education (SRE)
At Young Public School, SRE is delivered on Wednesdays for most classes. Classes participating this semester will receive 30 minutes SRE instruction time between 12:00 pm and 3.10 pm on Wednesdays, commencing in Week 4.
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 class teacher, in writing.
The following SRE classes are offered at Young Public School:
Baptist SRE is provided by Baptist Union of NSW. More information about Baptist SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Baptist Union of NSW website https://nswactbaptists.org.au/baptistsre/ .
Independent Christian Churches (New Life Community Church) SRE is provided by New Life Community Church. More information about New Life Community Church SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the New Life Community Church website http://www.nlcc.asn.au/sre-training.html.
Presbyterian Church of Australia NSW SRE is provided Presbyterian Church of Australia NSW. More information about Presbyterian Church of Australia NSW SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the about Presbyterian Church of Australia NSW website https://pynsw.org.au/sre/.
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, private study or completing homework.
Students continue the same arrangements each year, unless a parent/caregiver has requested a change in writing. At any time, you have the right to change your SRE nomination or to withdraw your child from the nominated lessons. A note to the Principal will affect this change.