Religion and ethics classes
Classes in religion and ethics can be taken in government schools. Learn about your options for the type of class your child attends.
All government schools offer classes in religious education or ethics. The actual classes available will vary between schools, but will generally include:
- instruction in a specific religion that is delivered by approved representatives of that religion
- religious education that looks more generally at the world’s major religions and how those beliefs affect lives
- ethics classes.
Parents can also choose not to send their children to any religious or ethics classes. In that case, students attend other supervised activities such as reading, study or homework.
A separate form for indicating your preference will be provided by the school. You will need to complete and submit this as part of the enrolment process.
Contact your school for more details, or find out more about religion and ethics classes at the NSW Department of Education