Cherrybrook Public School

Enhancing Learning since 1971

Telephone02 9481 8575

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.

Special Religious Education (SRE) is provided in public schools by authorised representatives of approved religious groups for instruction in the faith. Parents who choose to withdraw their child from scripture must do so in writing.

SRE classes are offered at Cherrybrook Public School during the time allocated on Friday mornings.

Classes available at Cherrybrook Public School are:


Co-ordinator: Jackie Hellstrom

Approved provider: Christian Education Publications (CEP)

Curriculum link:


Co-ordinator: Christine Jenneke

Approved provider: CDD Parramatta

Curriculum link:


Co-ordinator: James Nodder

Approved provider: Presbyterian Church of Australia in the state of NSW

Curriculum link:


Co-ordinator: Audrey Cashman

Approved provider:Hillsong Church (with ACC)

Currriculum link:


Co-ordinator: Robyn Witheridge

Approved provider: Community Life Church

Curriculum link:

Hindu Dharma

Co-ordinator: Swami Shrikarananda

Approved provider: Chinmaya Mission Australia

Curriculum link:


Co-ordinator: Michelle Archer

Approved provider: Primary Ethics

Curriculum link: