Manly West Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Aspire

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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 Manly West the scripture classes for 2024 are:

Catholic - All Years - 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. 

Protestant - All Years - 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. 

Non Scripture - If you do not wish your child to attend Scripture, he/she will attend Non-Scripture. Please note, we are not permitted to teach during this time. Students who attend Non-Scripture can read or complete quiet, independent activities.

Ethics - There may be an option for students electing Non-Scripture to attend lessons in Ethics, provided we have trained volunteers to teach these classes. Please note, priority for Ethics is given to children of Ethics volunteers and to students who attended Ethics or Non-Scripture of the previous year. Please note, we are unable to provide Ethics to students in Kindergarten and Year One at this stage. If this becomes available, we will send home a note to parents of students attending Non-Scripture.

Ethics curriculum scope and sequence can be found at