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.
Religion at Armidale Secondary College
A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious perspective, through Special Religious Education (SRE). Parents and carers are provided the choice of enrolling their children in SRE.
At Armidale Secondary College, Christian SRE is currently offered by Armidale Youth Futures, a combined arrangement of approved SRE providers. Further information about Armidale Youth Futures, and the SRE curriculum, is available online
A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision. Students will continue the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer has requested a change in writing.
For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE), including the list of approved providers, please view at the Department website
If your preferred SRE option is not available, please contact the approved provider. Students not attending SRE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities, such as reading or private study.