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Boolaroo Public School

Boolaroo Public School

Quality Education in a Caring Environment

Telephone02 4958 1479 / 0472 814 755

Emailboolaroo-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where 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.

SRE and Ethics at Boolaroo School.

Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

The Christian SRE curriculum taught at Boolaroo School is authorised by Godspace. The curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture and can be found at the combined churches organisation  http://www.godspace.org.au  Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.

SEE is provided by Primary Ethics provider   https://primaryethics.com.au/   SEE classes support children to develop a life-long capacity for making well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues. Through balanced argument students learn to disagree respectfully, to challenge ideas and to support their arguments with considered evidence. Our volunteer SEE teachers use lesson materials which present a range of stories, scenarios and questions to generate discussion. SEE teachers are trained to impartially facilitate student discussions, helping students develop their critical thinking and collaborative inquiry skills. SEE teachers support student learning by:

  • showing genuine curiosity and interest in the questions being discussed
  • staying neutral
  • creating space for students to think, share ideas, give reasons and ensuring

Both Scripture and Ethics run on Monday afternoons from 2.30 - 3pm each week.  Students who do not attend either class are particpate in supervised quiet reading.