Young 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.

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. 

YPS Information about Special Religious Education (SRE)

At Young Public School, SRE is delivered on Wednesdays. Classes participating this semester will receive 30 minutes SRE instruction.

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 providers offer classes at Young Public School: Young Presbyterian ChurchYoung Baptist Church, New Life Community Church, Anglican Diocese of Canberra & GoulburnSalvation Army, Australian Christian Churches and Islamic Council of NSW. For more information about each denomination, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the linked websites.

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will undertake values-based activities . 

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.

A link to our parent SRE Preference note can be found here.

Approved Providers & Contact Details

Islamic Council of NSW




Combined Christian Churches of Young, NSW

Presbyterian Church of NSW

Young Presbyterian Church - Steve White

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Baptist Union of NSW

Young Baptist Church - Gary Steenbergen

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New Life Community Church

New Life Community Church Young - Frances Calvert

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Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn

St John's Anglican Church, Young - Neil Percival

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Salvation Army

Salvation Army, Young - Rod Parsons

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Australian Christian Churches

Grenfell Family Church - Rob Newton




Lead Provider Details - Combined Christian Churches of Young, NSW

Lead Coordinator Debbie White


Name of Curriculum: GodSpace,