Harwood Island Public School

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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.

At Harwood Island Public School, SRE for Years K-6 are delivered weekly at 2pm on Wednesdays. The following SRE classes are offered: Combined Christian SRE.

Combined Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are listed below. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

The approved providers of SRE teachers at Harwood Island Public School are listed below:

Anglican Diocese of Grafton

Baptist Union of NSW

Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State ofNSW

The Church of the FoursquareGospel

Uniting Church in Australia (NSWSynod)


With SRE teachers from local churches, students ask questions, explore the Bible and discover the Good News of Jesus Christ and what it means to be a Christian in our world today. Lessons are age-appropriate, fun and inclusive. View the curriculum here GodSpace

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities which may include reading, private study or completing homework.

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.