The Meadows 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. 


Scripture (SRE) at The Meadows Public School

Each Wednesday at The Meadows Public School, Scripture or SRE Lessons are run for 30 minutes.  Lessons are carried out in age groups and taught by trained teachers.
Lessons in the following religions are offered to all students: Catholic, Protestant, and Islamic.
Students who do not participate in Scripture Lessons (Non-Scripture) are taught Ethics by Class Teachers.

Students are placed in a Scripture Class according to the choice their parent/carer made when they enrolled at The Meadows.


Combined Christian SRE

Combined Christian SRE is provided by teachers who are authorised and trained by the following approved providers:

Anglican Diocese of Sydney 
The curriculum can be viewed at

Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT 
The curriculum can be viewed at