Ropes Crossing 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.

At Ropes Crossing Public School, a half hour Special Religious Education (SRE) class is offered to students.

Stage 3 attend their lessons from 11:15am-11:45am, Stage 2 from 11:45am-12:15pm, Stage 1 12:15pm-12:45pm and Kindergarten from 12:45pm-1:15pm (Semester Two only).

We provide the following SRE classes: Catholic, Islamic and Protestant. Each teacher of Special Religious Education is authorised by the approved provider. 

The approved provider for Catholic SRE is the Catholic Diocese of Sydney. The SRE curriculum is available at:

The approved provider for Islamic SRE is the Islamic Council NSW. The curriculum is available at:

The approved provider for Protestant SRE is Anglican Diocese of SydneyThe curriculum is available at:


Students who do not attend SRE participate in alternative meaningful activities.

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.