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.
Toongabbie Public School offers special religious education (SRE). Approved providers deliver these as weekly 30 minute lessons, where available. SRE is delivered on Wednesdays from 11:40am - 12:10pm for Year 3-6 students and from 12:25-12:55pm for K-2 students.
On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE should be given to the office in writing. Students who elect not to participate in SRE will be supervised by a classroom teacher during this time.
The following SRE classes are offered at Toongabbie Public School:
Name of approved provider – Anglican Diocese of Sydney
Christian SRE is education in Christian beliefs and practices for children of families from various Christian denominations and churches. Christian SRE teachers at this school are authorised and trained by the following approved SRE providers ( https://sydneyanglicans.net/about ). The SRE curriculum used in this school is produced by Christian Education Publications and is approved by each SRE provider. The curriculum explores the good news about Jesus Christ found in the Bible and the depth of God’s love for people. Each lesson has been developed to be taught in an age-appropriate manner. Lessons include activities which make the lessons fun and inclusive for children and young people, and also give them the opportunity to critically explore and deepen their faith, pray, and reflect.
Research has shown that SRE contributes to students’ wholistic education as it nurtures their spiritual wellbeing. For more information about the SRE curriculum used in this school visit whysre.com.au.
Toongabbie Public School acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land – Australia. The school acknowledges the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of this place we now call our school.
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