Iona Public School

Learning Together in Harmony

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Religion and ethics

NSW schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics. Approved providers deliver these, where available. At Iona Public School, Special Religious Education (SRE) is delivered to K-6 on Tuesday afternoons. K-2 participate in lessons from 2:00-2:25pm and Years 3-6 from 2:30-2:55pm.

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 office, in writing.

The SRE classes offered at Iona Public School are provided by approved volunteers from the Maitland Evangelical Church. For more information about the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in another classroom and will partcipate in meaningful activities such as reading, project work, or completing work. 

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.