Bankstown West Public School

Respect, Believe, Succeed

Telephone02 9790 6158

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 Bankstown West Public School, SRE  is delivered on Thursdays from 12:20-12:50pm for K-2 students and from 12:50-1:20pm for Years 3-6 students.

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/SEE should be given to the school office in writing.

The following SRE classes are offered at Bankstown West Public School:

  • Muslim
  • Catholic
  • Anglican
  • Greek Orthodox
  • Buddhist

For additional information on approved providers including links to the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please see the School Administration.

During the time that SRE classes are being held, students not attending will be located in a separate space and will participate in meaningful activities which may include could include reading, private study or completing homework.



This term begins the year with important reminders to students about fundamental aspects of their faith. Concepts covered include Islamic creed and understanding the purpose of creation and developing a greater understanding of Islam as a global religion.

Students learn about Allah SWT and His attributes, the purpose of life, the importance of ones intentions and the importance of gaining knowledge. Students will also receive work books with activities and coloring pages each week related to the topic.