Haberfield Public School

Telephone02 9798 8767


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.

Scripture/ Ethics


Visiting clergy and scripture teachers conduct classes each Tuesday morning. Stages 2 & 3 begin religious instruction at 9.00am. Classes for Early Stage 1 & Stage 1 begin at 9.30am. We are fortunate to have regular teachers of scripture who teach voluntarily at our school. Combined Scripture Services are held for Easter and Christmas.

Religious Groups run during Scripture:

  • Catholic
  • Protestant
  • Muslim
  • Greek Orthodox
  • Hindu.


Ethics classes are available for K to 6 students as an option for children who do not attend Special Religious Education (SRE). Classes are inquiry based and children use dialogue and discussion to learn how to think about ethical matters and issues while developing their capacity for moral reasoning.

Click here to read more about Religious Education and Ethics Classes.