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Religion and ethics

Parents and carers in public schools have the right to have their child receive instruction in their preferred religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.

Write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education. 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.

Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics

At Oatley Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE), sometimes known as scripture, and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) are delivered on Wednesday mornings from 9.20-9.50am for Years 3-6 students and from 9.50-10.20am for Years K-2 students. Approved providers deliver these programs, where available.

On enrolment parents/carers select an SRE/SEE preference for their child. After the initial enrolment, any notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE/SEE throughout the year should be given to the school office, in writing.

The following SRE/SEE classes are currently offered for all K-6 students at Oatley Public School: 

  • Catholic

  • Combined Christian

  • Greek Orthodox

  • Islam 

  • Ethics

Please note: the enrolment capacity in SRE/SEE is very dependent upon volunteers and numbers of students in each group.

To select or change your child's SRE/SEE preference, please download the form below and, once completed, return to the school office or scan and email it to oatley-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au


During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, there will be no academic instruction delivered or formal school activities. Children will, therefore, not miss any classwork by attending SRE classes. 

Non–Scripture: Students who are not attending SRE/SEE classes will be supervised in a separate space and will participate in other meaningful, non-key learning area related tasks and activities.