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Religion and ethics

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.

SRE, SEE and VSA Providers

Anglican Christian Scripture (SRE)

Anglican Christian Special Religious Education at Ultimo Public School is provided by Anglican teachers authorised and trained by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, who are an approved SRE provider.

It is overseen by St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney http://www.sydneycathedral.com/

The Anglican Christian SRE curriculum used is produced by Christian Education Publications and is approved by the Archdiocese of Sydney. Anglican Chrsitian SRE classes are open to all - the SRE classes assumes no religious background or commitment and help the children to know about God's teachings in the Bible, and the forgiveness and hope found in Jesus Christ.

Anglican Christian SRE Coordinator: Polly Seidler  sre@sydney.anglican.asn.au or 9265 1661

For information about the SRE curriculum please visit whysre.com.au


Buddhist SRE

Buddhist SRE is provided by teachers who are authorised and trained by the Buddhist Council of NSW, who are an approved SRE provider.

Buddhist SRE Coordinator: Anne-Marie Richardson   annemarie_richo@hotmail.com

For information about the Buddhist SRE curriculum visit:  http://www.buddhistcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/syllabusSummary.pdf


Catholic Scripture

Catholic Scripture is provided by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

Catholic SRE Coordinator: Rita Azzi   rita.azzi@sydneycatholic.org

For information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit:



Islamic Special Religious Instruction

Islamic Instruction teachers are authorised and trained by the Islamic Council of NSW(ICNSW)and approved by the Islamic Special Religious Education Organisation. The ISRE lessons provide a specifically  tailored Islamic Education program for Muslim students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Islamic SRE Coordinator: Nesia Effendi  nesia.effendi@gmail.com

For information about the curriculum go to: https://www.isre.org.au


Special Education In Ethics

SEE is provided by  Primary Ethics.  SEE teachers are trained to impartially facilitate student discussions, helping them develop their critical thinking and collaborative inquiry skills.

SEE Coordinator: Kerry Shaz   kerryshaz@hotmail.com

Curriculum can be found at: https://primaryethics.com.au/about-ethics-classes/our-curriculum/

Non Scripture

During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities such as reading.                                 

SRE, SEE and VSA Activities during COVID-19

Face-to-face Special Religious Education (SRE), Special Education in Ethics (SEE) and Voluntary student activities of a religious nature in schools (VSA) will not be available until schools resume normal operations (phase 4). This includes the use of interactive online media such as Google Classrooms, Skype or Zoom.
Following discussions with the Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) approved providers on the Consultative Committee for SRE and SEE, approved providers will deliver their authorised curriculum with modifications to enable students to learn from home from the commencement of second term 2020.
There are five live portal entry points to lesson content: