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Picnic Point High School

Picnic Point High School

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Emailpicnicpt-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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 Picnic Point High School, approximately 6% of students participate in SRE delivered once per term, with a further 2.5% participating in a weekly Muslim Prayer or Christian Youth Group on Fridays at lunchtime.

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter to complete and return.  After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child’s enrolment in SRE should be given to the principal, in writing. 

The following SRE classes are offered at Picnic Point High School each term: Orthodox and Combined Protestant faiths.  These services are provided by St Euphemia Parish (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia) and LIfegate Ministries (Australian Christian Churches)

During the time that SRE classes are being held, SRE students will be located in a separate space whilst students not attending will remain in their classrooms and will participate in meaningful activities that could include reading, private study or completing homework.

Special Religious Education permission note - 2024