Tamworth Public School

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Religion and ethics

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

Tamworth Public School offers the following SRE (Scripture) on Friday mornings


-Combined Christian

At Tamworth Public School, our Catholic special religious education is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Armidale

Details of special religious education provided by the Diocese is available here.


Our Combined Christian special religious education at Tamworth Public School follows the curriculum developed by Godspace (K-Yr5)and CEP Big Questions (Year 6)

The Combined Christian teachers are approved by the following local churches: Anglican Diocese of Armidale, the Chapel Collective (ACC), Elevation Church (INC), Lutheran Church of Australia.


Public schools exist to support parents’ education and development of their children. As a society, we want an education system that does more than just equip children academically. We have recognised that things like music, drama or sport (and a whole variety of other things) are valuable in helping young people develop into mature, society-contributing adults. Religious education fits into this category, possessing educational and cultural value that contributes to the holistic development of our children.

SRE and SEE Fact Sheet

SRE and SEE Flowchart 

On enrolment parents/carers will be given the SRE and SEE participation letter to complete and return. After the initial enrolment, notification of changes to a child’s enrolment in SRE should be given to front office, 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 organised by TPS teachers.

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.