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Religion and ethics

NSW public schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics, delivered by approved providers wherever available.

Hayes Park Public School offers a range of different SRE classes for K-6 students: Anglican, Catholic, Bahai, Ethics.


Anglican Christian SRE is provided by Anglican teachers who are authorised and trained by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, who are an approved SRE provider. Teachers provide education in Christian beliefs and practices for children in Kindergarten - Year 6. The SRE curriculum used in this school is produced by Christian Education Publications and is approved by the 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.


Information about Bahai can be found at the follwing link: http://bahai.org.au/index.php/what-bahais-do/building-vibrant-communities/spiritual-education-children/bahai-classes-in-state-schools/


Primary Ethics is the provider of Ethics classes offered at our school. Further information on Primary Ethics can be found here: https://primaryethics.com.au/


Students who do not attend SRE participate in alternative meaningful activites.



During enrolment, you can choose a special religious education option for your child from the school’s available approved providers. You can withdraw your child from special religious education by selecting alternative meaningful activities, or special education in ethics if it’s available.

You can update your preference by writing to the school or through the online form available at participating schools.
Visit the department’s website for more information about religion and ethics.