Charlestown Public School

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Telephone02 4943 4063 or 02 4943 4137

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.

At CPS SRE is taught by three different registered providers, the C3 Australia, Presbyterian Church and the Uniting Church. Please click on the links below for more information on the provision of SRE by these providers.

Presbyterian Church

Uniting Church

C3 Church


All of these providers have agreed that they will use a common approved curriculum called Godspace. Please click on the link to find out more information about Godspace.


In 2021, K/1D, KT, 1S, 1/2D and 2/3C will be the only classes offered scripture as there are only 3 approved scripture teachers available. Other classes will have the opportunity to attend the special Easter and Christmas assemblies oganised by approved scripture teachers.  Students who do not participate in the scripture lessons or assemblies will be supervised in another room by a teacher. You can change your preference re scripture at any time by notifying the school in writing. If you have any further questions about SRE please ring the school.