Tighes Hill 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 Tighes Hill Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Tuesday in the morning session for 30 minutes. 9.10am for K-2 students and from 9.40am for Years 3-6 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 class teacher, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Tighes Hill Public School:

NSW Baptist Association SRE is provided by Islington Baptist Church. More information about NSW Baptist Association SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the website SRE – Special Religious Education (remodel) | Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT (nswactbaptists.org.au).

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website - Information for parents and carers – Ethics education for children (primaryethics.com.au)

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 activities - reading, private study or completing homework.

 

Special Education in Ethics (SEE)

SEE classes support children to develop a life-long capacity for making well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues. Through balanced argument students learn to disagree respectfully, to challenge ideas and to support their arguments with considered evidence. Our volunteer SEE teachers use lesson materials which present a range of stories, scenarios and questions to generate discussion. SEE teachers are trained to impartially facilitate student discussions, helping students develop their critical thinking and collaborative inquiry skills. SEE teachers support student learning by:

  • showing genuine curiosity and interest in the questions being discussed
  • staying neutral
  • creating space for students to think, share ideas, give reasons and ensuring

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. You can find out more information about the program from our school co-ordinator Heather Stevens and the Primary Ethics website - Information for parents and carers – Ethics education for children (primaryethics.com.au)