NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.
At Maitland Public School, SRE is delivered on Wednesday morning. Each class has a half hour lesson in their classroom. We also visit St Mary’s Anglican Church, Church Street Maitland for a special child friendly Easter service (Term 1) and then a Christmas service (Term 4).
On enrolment parents/carers will be given a SRE participation letter to sign and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child’s enrolment in SRE should be given to the school office, in writing.
Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.
The Christian SRE curriculum is authorised by the Maitland Anglican Church. The curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture and can be found at www.godspace.org.au/curriculum . Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.
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.