Umina Beach Public School

Soar High

Telephone02 4341 1630

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. 


Please visit the following link for more information about the Special Religious Education (SRE) curriculum - Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay

Special religious education (SRE) is education in the beliefs and practices of an approved religious persuasion by authorised representatives of that persuasion. 

Special education in ethics (SEE) is education in ethical decision making, action and reflection within a secular framework, based on a branch of philosophy. 

Scripture is undertaken by a group of volunteers who come into Umina Beach Public School each Friday to provide students with a basic introduction to religion. These lessons often take the form of short moral stories and activities that provide valuable personal development for the children. 

Special religious education is an integral part of school activities, taking place during school hours and under the jurisdiction of the school. 

The following classes:

Are held on Friday's at the following times:

  • Primary (Years 3-6) 9:25am – 9:55am
  • Infants (Kindergarten, Years 1-2) 10:05am – 10:35am