Religion and ethics classes
Learn more about Special Religious Education classes (SRE), Special Education in Ethics classes (SEE), and other options.
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.
You can find information on the organisations providing these classes through each school's website.
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.
Find out more about religion and ethics classes at the NSW Department of Education.