Arncliffe West Infants 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.

Currently at Arncliffe West Infants School, we are able to offer special religious education (scripture) in:

- Islamic with Mrs Jaff and Mrs Saleh

- Catholic/Orthodox with Mrs Ross

Scripture takes place each Thursday morning from 9.30-10am. Students attending scripture participate in age appropriate activities and written work in line with their faith. AWIS teachers monitor students during this time.

Students who do not attend scripture are supervised by AWIS teachers and undertake quiet reading during this time, as per Department of Education guidelines.  

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.