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Religion and ethics

Term 2 2020

Primary Ethics Bites - 

Primary Ethics has created a series of 20 lessons to help children practise their skills in critical thinking and ethical reasoning as they continue their mixed learning methods during term 2 - whether at home or at school. 

These lessons can be downloaded at no cost from: 


Primary Ethics Bites are available as audio or audio/visual recordings of between 10-15 minutes.  There is a PDF version available for those students who are completing paper-based work.  
Each Bite contains age-appropriate stories and/or scenarios that support the student to think through ethical dilemmas.

Catholic SRE Message - 

The Catholic Parish of St Paul's Moss Vale sends its best wishes to the children, families, and staff of your community.  
Simple to follow, work from home Catholic SRE lessons are available online at the following link:


SRE Learning at Home - (Anglican Scripture)

Connect A1 Term 2

Youthworks and CEP have been working on developing Connect – Learning at Home resources for our SRE students.

The lessons follow the Connect curriculum, and include a simplified lesson, links to songs and videos, the student workbook activity page, and a teaching guide for parents.

Lessons will be added each week as they are completed.




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 Bundanoon Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) are delivered on Wednesdays from 2.25 to 3.00 pm.  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 school office, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Bundanoon Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong. More information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong website.

Catholic SRE teachers (also known as Catechists) are authorised by the local parish and trained by the Diocese of the Catholic Church.

The Catholic SRE curriculum is approved by the Bishop of the Diocese in liaison with religious education experts.  Lessons include activities that are fun and inclusive for students, whilst also providing them the opportunity to critically explore in depth their faith and to pray and reflect.  For more information about the Catholic SRE curriculum go to http://www.ccdwoll.org.au/

Catholic SRE teachers engage young people in hearing the Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture.


Anglican (SRE): Combined Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from Anglican Christian denominations and churches. The approved provider in this arrangement is the Parish of Sutton Forest. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

The Christian SRE curriculum is authorised by the Anglican Parish of Sutton Forest. 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 http://www.cepconnect.com.au/

Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.


Special Education in Ethics (SEE) is provided by Primary Ethics. For more information about SEE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Primary Ethics website

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, and give reasons

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics. You can find out more information about the program from the Primary Ethics Website or by contacting info@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 including reading or private study.



In the allocated time/s set aside for SRE/SEE, students not attending are provided with supervised alternative meaningful activities. This includes, but is not restricted to, reading, researching for project based learning activities, multi-stage writing activities, creative tasks (variations on STEM) and problem solving activities. They are in a separate physical space from SRE/SEE classes and are supervised by members of the school staff.​