Cherrybrook 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. 

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:

Combined Christian (Anglican and Presbyterian)

Co-ordinator: Jackie Hellstrom

Approved provider: Christian Education Publications (CEP)

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Co-ordinator: Christine Jenneke

Approved provider: CDD Parramatta

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Assemblies of God

Co-ordinator: Benjamin Gray

Approved provider:Hillsong Church (with ACC)

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Co-ordinator: Robyn Witheridge

Approved provider: Community Life Church

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Hindu Dharma

Co-ordinator: Swami Shrikarananda

Approved provider: Chinmaya Mission Australia

Curriculum link: SRE Hindu Dharma Scripture Classes (


Co-ordinator: Michelle Archer

Approved provider: Primary Ethics

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Co-ordinator: Rima Zein

Approved provider: Islamic Special Religious Education

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