Glenmore Park 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.

Parents and carers have the right to have their child receive instruction in their preferred religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available. A Special Religious Education (SRE) program is available at Glenmore Park Public Public School and is run by authorised volunteers of approved religious persuasions. Parents/carers can choose for their child not to attend SRE classes.

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 office, in writing.

Students not attending SRE are given supervised alternative activities. Activities may include reading, private study or completing homework. 

At Glenmore Park Public School, the SRE program is delivered on Tuesdays from 11:00am-11.30am for K-2 students and on Thursdays from 11:00am-11:30am  for Years 3-6 students.


The following SRE classes are offered at Glenmore Park Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by St Padre Pio Parish, Glenmore Park. For more information about St Padre, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit their website.

Protestant SRE is provided by Glenmore Park Anglican Church. For more information about Glenmore Park Anglican Church, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit their website.

Sikhism SRE is provided by Australian Sikh Association. For more information about Australian Sikh Association, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit their website.

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.