Guildford West 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 Guildford West Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE) is delivered on Tuesdays between 11:30-12:30 for K-6 students.

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 office, in writing.

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities which could include reading, private study or completing homework.

The following SRE classes are offered at Guildford West Public School, when a provider is available:

Catholic Scripture
Catholics SRE teachers are authorised by the local parish and trained by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.  

More information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit

Protestant Scripture
Christian SRE is provided by SRE teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are Sydney Diocese, Anglican Church of Australia. All Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by an approved provider.

The Christian SRE curriculum is provided by Youthworks SRE Office authorised by the Sydney Anglican Diocese.  For more information about the curriculum please visit

Islamic Scripture
Islamic SRE is provided by the Islamic Council of NSW   For more information about Islamic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Islamic Special Religious Education website