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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.

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. 

At Willoughby Public School parents/carers may notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision at the end of Term 4 for the following year. Students will continue the same arrangement as the previous year unless a parent/carer has requested a change in writing. 

The following options are available at Willoughby Public School. They fall under three main categories, Religious Education, Ethics Education and Non-Scripture.

Special Religious Education Options:

  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Combined Christian (Anglican, Presbyterian, Uniting and other protestant denominations)
  • Islamic
  • Jewish

If you do not wish for your child to attend Special Religious Education, you may choose:

  • Special Education in Ethics OR
  • AMA - Alternative meaningful activities (non-scripture).