Blackheath Public School

A community-based school offering an outstanding education.

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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.

At Blackheath Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Thursday from 9.00 – 9.30 for Years 3-6 students and 9.30 – 10.00 for K-2 students.

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE should be given to the office, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Blackheath Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit:

Combined Christian SRE is provided by Anglican Diocese of Sydney and Baptist Union of NSW. For more information about Combined Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit: or

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website.

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 quiet reading activities.

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.