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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.

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.

Religious Education at Newcastle High School

A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents.

At Newcastle High School SRE is delivered with support of the Newcastle SRE board.

A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision. Students will continue the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer has requested a change in writing.

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), please visit the Department of Education Religion and Ethics webpage.

Information on the SRE curriculum can be viewed at: Newcastle SRE Board.