Victoria Avenue Public School

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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.

Special Religious Education

A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents. At Victoria Ave PS, students are offered 30 minutes of Special Religious Education (SRE/Scripture) every week on a Tuesday.

Students not attending SRE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities (Non Scripture).

Parents/carers may choose to change groups at any time by notifying the school in writing using the following form: Scripture/ Choices form (PDF)

At Our School

The following options are provided at Victoria Ave Public School:

Option 1: Catholic
Option 2: Hindu
Option 5: Protestant
Option 6: Non Scripture

The approved providers of SRE at Victoria Ave PS and links to the curricula provided by each organisation are listed below:

Approved provider: Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

Approved provider: The Saiva Manran


Approved providers: Anglican Diocese of Sydney; Baptist Union of NSW; Presbyterian Church in NSW


For more information on SRE in public schools, visit the NSW Department of Education's Religion and ethics page.