Berkeley Vale 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.

At Berkeley Vale Public School, SRE is delivered on for 30 minutes on Wednesday mornings.

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE participation letter (click here for 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.

The following SRE classes are offered at Berkeley Vale Public School:

Catholic SRE is provided by Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay. For more information about Catholic SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay website

Combined Arrangement SRE is provided by EV Church Erina, Condell Park Bible Church, The Lakes Evangelical Church and Baptist Union of NSW. For more information about Combined Arrangement SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit and

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 e.g. reading.

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.