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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.


Combined Christian SRE (scripture) classes are taught by trained and authorised teachers from different Christian denominations and churches. In Coffs Harbour region SRE teachers are authorised and cross-authorised by Anglican Diocese of Grafton, Australian Christian Churches, Baptist Union of NSW, Christian Community Churches of Australia, C3 Church NSW, Churches of Christ in NSW (Fresh Hope), Evangelical Brotherhood Church, Lutheran Church of Australia, NSW District, Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia, Presbyterian Church of Australia (NSW), The Salvation Army, Seventh-Day Adventist Church North NSW Conference and Uniting Church in Australia (NSW Synod)

The curriculums used are GodSpace, authorised by Baptist Union of NSW and in some schools Big Questions:Connect for yr 6 only, authorised by Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Both curriculums are based on Good News about Jesus Christ and learning the key elements of our Christian life and culture and can be found at  Christian SRE engages students in conversations as they question life, explore values and discover faith.

The combined arrangement is facilitated by Coffs Coast Schools Ministry Inc.