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Religion and ethics

The Education Act 1990 states 'in every government school, time is to be allowed for the religious education of children of any religious persuasion'. Special education in ethics (SEE) is offered as a secular alternative to special religious education.

Special religious education (SRE) is education in the beliefs and practices of an approved Religious persuasion. Special education in Ethics (SEE) is a program in ethical decision making, action and reflection within a secular framework.

At Chatswood Public School we currently offer:

Our classes are held on Thursday.

The SRE and SEE programs are taught by volunteers from organisations approved by the Department of Education. They are often parents, grandparents, carers or lay volunteers from a local congregation. The volunteers undergo a police background check, a working with children check and have been trained by the SRE or SEE organisations. 

If you would like to change the course your child is currently enrolled in please send a written request to the office.

For more information on this program visit Religion and Ethics.