Parkes Public School

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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. 

At Parkes Public School as well as the other public schools in Parkes SRE is organised by the Parkes Ministers' Association. Students remain in their class group and an authorised person comes in to teach scripture in the classroom. The teachers this year have been authorised by the Anglican, Assemblies of God (Australian Christian Churches), Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian and Uniting Churches.

Students not attending SRE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities.