Dulwich Hill 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. 

The following denominations offer SRE classes at Dulwich Hill Public School:

  • Catholic – Kindy to Year 6
  • Greek Orthodox – Kindy to Year 6
  • Protestant - Years 1-2 and Years 5-6

Classes are 30 minutes and are held on a Wednesday afternoon from 2.40pm to 3.10pm. If parents wish to make any changes to this arrangement, they should advise the school in writing.

Students who do not attend SRE either remain in their classroom under teacher supervision or may participate in ethics classes if classes are available.

Ethics classes are offered to students from Kindy to Year 6 who do not attend SRE- Special Religious Education classes. The number of classes offered depends on the number of parents who volunteer to run the classes. Ethics classes are held every Wednesday for 30 minutes. Expressions of interest in teaching classes are accepted from parents who have completed the appropriate processes.