Harrington Street Public School logo

Harrington Street Public School

Harrington Street Public School

Enriching Lives Through Learning

Telephone02 9604 4002


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 Harrington Street Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE), also known as scripture, is delivered on Thursday from 10:30 - 11:00am. 

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 school, in writing.

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 in classes. 

The following SRE classes are offered at Harrington Street Public School:

  • Catholic SRE is provided by Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit ccd.sydneycatholic.org. 

  • Anglican SRE is provided by Anglican Diocese of Sydney. For more information about Anglican SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit  http://www.whysre.com.au/sre-curriculum/cep-curriculum-overview/.

  • ​Buddhist SRE is provided by Vien Giac Temple SRE. For more information about Buddhist SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit http://www.chuaviengiac.org.au