Beecroft Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Excellence, Participation

Telephone02 9484 8844

Emailbeecroft-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available.

Write to the school if you wish to withdraw your child from special religious education, sometimes known as scripture. Special education in ethics is an option for your primary-age child if you withdraw them from special religious education. For more information, visit Religion and ethics.

Special Religious Education (SRE) is provided in public schools by authorised representatives of approved religious groups for instruction in that faith. Parents who choose to withdraw their child from scripture must do so in writing.

SRE classes are offered at Beecroft Public School during the time allocated on Wednesday mornings.

Classes available at BPS are:

Anglican

Co-ordinator: Belinda Dodge    0409 045 218    beedodge@hotmail.com
Approved Provider: Christian Education Publications (CEP)   
Curriculum Link: https://whysre.com.au/sre-curriculum/cep-curriculum-overview/   

Baha'i

Co-ordinator: Niloofar Ashjari     0412 661 332    ashjari@optusnet.com.au
Approved Provider: http://bahai.org.au
Curriculum Link: http://bahai.org.au/index.php/what-bahais-do/building-vibrant-communities/spiritual-education-children/bahai-classes-in-state-schools/   

Buddhism

Co-ordinator: Rashmi Ariyasinghe    0414 391 041                rashmi.ari@gmail.com
Approved Provider: Buddhist Council of New South Wales   
Curriculum Link: http://www.buddhistcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/BUDDHIST-SRE-Scope-and-Sequence-2018.pdf

Catholic

Co-ordinator: Tina Muscat    9484 1427    tina@stagatha.org.au
Approved Provider:  St Agatha's Parish
Curriculum Link: http://www.bbcatholic.org.au/parish-community/ministries/ccd/curriculum   

Ethics

Co-ordinator: Fiona Branscombe    0438 134 124    fiona.branscombe@primaryethics.com.au  
Approved Provider: Primary Ethics
Curriculum Link: https://primaryethics.com.au/about-ethics-classes/our-curriculum/
Information for parents: https://primaryethics.com.au/parents/

Hindu Dharma

Co-ordinator: Shobana Maheswaran    0402 108 198    shobs_mahes@yahoo.ca
Approved Provider:  Mrs Akila Ramarathinam
Curriculum Link: http://www.vhp.org.au/content/sre-hindu-dharma-scripture-teachers-classes-nsw-public-school

Presbyterian

Co-ordinator: Paul Harris    0437 041 566    paul@beecroftpresbyterian.org.au
Approved Provider:  Presbyterian Church of Australia in the state of NSW   
Curriculum Link: http://cepconnect.com.au/curriculum