Madang 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.

At Madang Avenue Public School SRE is delivered on Tuesday from 11.30 to 12.00 for K-2 students and from 10.30 to 11.00 for Years 3-6 students.

On enrolment parents/cares will be able to indicate their preference for participation in the program. After initial enrolment, notification of changes to enrolment in SRE should be given to the class teacher, in writing.

The following Special Religious Education (SRE) classes are offered at Madang Avenue Public School.

Baptist SRE is provided by Emmanuel Baptist Church Glenwood.

For more information about Baptist SRE please visit

Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Dioceses of Parramatta.

Catholic SRE teachers (also known as Catechists) are authorised by the local parish and trained by the Diocese of the Catholic Church.

The Catholic SRE curriculum is approved by the Bishop of the Diocese in liaison with religious education experts. Lessons include activities that are fun and inclusive for students, whilst also engaging young people in hearing the Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of Christian life and culture.

For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta website at

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will participate in meaningful reading activities in a separate classroom.