Banksia Road Primary School

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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 Banksia Road Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE) is delivered on Wednesdays from 2.00pm- 3.00pm.

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 office, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Banksia Road Public School:


The Islamic Charity Projects Association offers students in public schools the opportunity to learn about Islam within school time.

Banksia Road Public School provides Islamic SRE classes to cater for children of all Islamic backgrounds, teaching them the basic foundations common to all Muslims.

The Islamic Scripture Curriculum is based around:

  •  Islamic events
  •  Good manners
  •  Islamic practices common to all Muslims
  •  Living Harmoniously within society while practising Islam in Australia

 For more information on the curriculum please visit: Islamic Scripture Classes


Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Sydney. 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 providing them the opportunity to critically explore in depth their faith and to pray and reflect.  

Catholic SRE teachers engage young people in hearing the Good News about Jesus Christ.

For more information, please visit: Catholic Curriculum Resources


Orthodox scripture classes focus on an Orthodox way of life and identity. The lessons include Bible knowledge and help develop the religious sense of each child. Children are taught the hymns of the Church and about the Liturgy and Feasts of the Orthodox Church. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is a Department of Education approved provider for 2019.

For more information on the program and resources, please visit: Orthodox Scripture Classes


A Protestant Scripture class is provided at Banksia Road Public School. During class, children are given opportunities to explore stories from the Bible and discuss how to live their lives.

For more information about the curriculum taught, visit SRE Curriculum


The Archbishop of Sydney is responsible for the authorisation of Anglican SRE material in the Diocese of Sydney. He has authorised only the SRE curriculum material produced by Anglican Youthworks for Anglican SRE.

In Primary SRE, workbooks are available for most units and teachers are encouraged to use these where possible.

For more information, please visit Curriculum Resources


During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities.