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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents. 

A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision. Students will continue the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer has requested a change in writing. 

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), including the list of approved providers, please visit:


The following options are available at Yowie Bay Public School. 

SRE Options:

Anglican:                 Anglican Diocese of Sydney

Catholic:                 Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

Greek Orthodox:   Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

SEE Option:

Ethics:                     Primary Ethics


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.