Copacabana Public School

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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. 

At Copacabana Public School, SRE and SEE is delivered on Thursday from 10.20am to 10.50am for K-2 students and from 11.45am to 12.20pm for Years 3-6 students.

The following SRE classes are offered at Copacabana Public School:

Please visit the links below if you would like more information, or to access the curriculum, for each of our SRE/SEE offerings.

Protestant (K-2 and Yrs 3-6):

Newcastle Anglican | Christian Community Services in NSW


Catholic (K-2 and Yrs 3-6):

Welcome - Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay (


Ethics (K-2 and Yrs 3-6):

Primary Ethics - Think - Reason - Discuss

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Primary Ethics.

Non-Scripture Classes

Students who do not wish to participate in SRE/SEE classes can enrol in non-scripture classes where they will undertake meaningful activities, such as reading, drawing or developmental play, supervised by a Copacabana teacher.

Copacabana students will continue in the same class as the previous year, unless a parent/caregiver has requested a change.