Tamworth 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.

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, Lutheran Church of Australia, Australian Christian Churches, Christian Outreach Centre and Presbyterian Church of Australia.

Details of special religious education provided by the Combined Christian groups is available here:

Anglican Diocese of Armidale 


Lutheran Church of Australia


Australian Christian Churches


Christian Outreach Centre


Presbyterian Church of Australia 


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 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.

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.