Bomaderry 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.

Religion and Ethics at Bomaderry Public School

SRE is delivered on Tuesday afternoons from 2.10pm.

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.

The following SRE classes are offered at Bomaderry Public School.

Catholic SRE

Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong. Catholic SRE teachers (also known as Catechists) are authorised by St Michael's Catholic Parish Nowra and trained by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong. 

The Catholic SRE curriculum, 'Christ our Light and Life', is approved by the Bishop of the Diocese of Wollongong. Lessons include activities that are fun and inclusive for students, whilst also providing them the opportunity to explore the teachings of Jesus and the Church. For more information about the Catholic SRE curriculum go to:

Combined Christian SRE

Combined Christian SRE is provided by teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. The approved providers in this combined arrangement are the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and the Uniting Church in Australia NSW/ACT. All Combined Christian SRE teachers are authorised and trained by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. The curriculum is based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture. Combined Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith. For more information about the Combined Christian SRE curriculum scope and sequence:

For Kindergarten and Stage 1 go to:

For Stage 2 and Stage 3 go to:


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 including reading, private study or completing homework.

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.