Hunter School of the Performing Arts


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Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics

Student Participation in S.R.E. and S.E.E.

A feature of the public education system in NSW is the opportunity to provide time in class for education in ethics, faith and morality from a religious or non-religious perspective at the choice of parents.

At HSPA, Primary SRE and SEE take place on Friday afternoons during period 6. The secondary seminars take place one per term for two periods.

A parent/carer may at any time notify the school in writing that they wish to change their decision. Students will continue the same arrangement as the previous year, unless a parent/carer has requested a change in writing.

For more information about Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE), including the list of approved providers, please visit Religion and Ethics​

If your preferred SRE or SEE option is not available please contact the approved provider. Students not attending SRE or SEE are given supervised alternative meaningful activities.

The following options are available at Hunter School of the Performing Arts.


  • Anglican Dioceses of Newcastle
  • Baptist Union of NSW
  • Presbyterian Church of Australia NSW
  • Primary Ethics


  • Baptist Union of NSW


The following links provide access to the curriculum delivered in Primary and Secondary by the above providers:


Newcastle SRE Board Curriculum

Primary Ethics Curriculum


Baptist Education Curriculum

Participation Form

HSPA Secondary SRE Participation Form