John Warby Public School

Happiness through learning

Telephone02 4625 8140

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 John Warby Public School, SRE/SEE is delivered on Thursdays from 10.20am to 10.50am for all students from K-6.

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 front office, in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at John Warby Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong. For more information about the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong website


Christian SRE is provided by three separate churches to deliver combined SRE with students from a number of denominations being taught as one class. The churches involved are:

  • Anglican Church through St Andrew’s Church (Ruse, Airds & Kentlyn)

  • Baptist Union through Campbelltown City Baptist Church

  • Christian Brethren Assemblies through Campbelltown Community Church

For information about the authorised curriculum scope and sequence for Christian SRE please visit


Islamic SRE is provided by the Islamic Council of New South Wales Inc. For more information about the authorised curriculum scope and sequence please visit


During the time that SRE/SEE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities including private study such as writing and reading activities.