Padstow Heights Public School

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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.

At Padstow Heights PS Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Ethics Education (SEE) are offered on Tuesday mornings for 30 minutes, from 9:20 – 9:50am.

Students who do not attend these classes work in another area of the school. Years 3-6 non-scripture students work in the library and Kindergarten to Year 2 students work in 1D/1H double room. Activities include quiet reading, story writing practice and work completion.

The following religious education is offered:

Catholic – Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

Curriculum web address: http://ccd.sydneycatholic.org

Greek Orthodox – Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Sydney

Curriculum web address: http://www.pantanassamonastery.org/scripture-lessons

Islamic – Islamic Charity Projects Association

Curriculum web address: https://www.icpa.org.au/services/150-scripture

Protestant – this scripture group is under the banner of Youthworks and is run by a cooperative group from the following churches- Anglican (Padstow); Baptist (Padstow); Uniting Church (Panania) and Church of Christ (Padstow).

Curriculum web address: http://www.whysre.com.au/cepcurriculum

Ethics Education

In 2019, Special Ethics Education (SEE) is offered for Stage 3 and for Stage 1. We currently have two community members trained to teach the Ethics program.

Curriculum information : www.primaryethics.com.au