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Griffith East Public School

Griffith East Public School

Excellence, Innovation and Inclusion

Telephone02 6962 1804

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. 

Religious instruction

A half hour scripture lesson is held each Thursday.

  • Years 3 - Year 6: 9.15am to 9.45am;  
  • Kindergarten - Year 2: 9.50am to 10.20 a.m 

You are encouraged to have your child/children attend a scripture group. The standard of organisation, Scripture instruction and dedication of the Scripture teachers attending the school are all exceptionally high, so you can have full confidence in the Scripture system. You should indicate your scripture preference on the application for enrolment form.

If you wish to exempt your child from Scripture this needs to be done in writing.