Parents and Carers in Public Schools have the right to have their child receive instruction in their preferred religious persuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.
A Special Religious Education (SRE) program is available at St Marys South Public School and is run by authorised volunteers of approved religious providers. For details about the specific SRE programs, please see below. Alternatively, parents may choose for their child not to attend SRE classes.
At St Marys South Public School, the SRE program is delivered on Thursdays from 2pm - 3pm.
During the time that SRE classes are being held, there will be no academic instruction delivered or formal school activities. Children will therefore not be missing any class work by attending SRE classes. Students attending Non-SRE classes will participate in meaningful activities such as reading, private study or completing homework.
During the year, notification of changes to a child's enrolment in SRE classes should be given to the Principal in writing.
The following SRE classes are offered at St Marys South Public School:
Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. More information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum, can be found at https://parracatholic.org/
Protestant (Anglican, Presbyterian, Uniting, Lutheran and Assemblies of God )