Coniston Public School

Telephone02 4229 1117

Religion and ethics

NSW public schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics, delivered by approved providers wherever available.

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. 

Special Religious Education at Coniston. Public School

1. Approved Provider: Combined Christian SRE

Curriculum:  CEP: Beginning with God (Kinder), CEP: Connect (1-6),  CEP: Big Questions (Stage 3) 

Why SRE? - Christian SRE (Special Religious Education) - Scripture

2. Approved Provider: Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate

Curriculum: Orthodoxy ABC

Serbian Orthodox Church Australia and New Zealand - sre (

3. Approved Provider: Catholic Diocese of Wollongong

Curriculum: Christ Our Light and Life

Catholic SRE Diocese of Wollongong (

N.B. If your child is in Years 3-6 and you have withdrawn them from SRE,  you may choose for them to participate in Special Education in Ethics.

Approved Provider: Primary Ethics

Curriculum: Our Curriculum - Primary Ethics