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Ethics classes are available at Ultimo Public School as an option for students who do not attend Special Religious Education/Scripture.

Classes are currently available for students in years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Classes for years 1 and 2 will start in 2013, and for Kindergarten students in 2014.

Primary Ethics a non-profit organisation is authorised by the NSW state government to design and deliver a philosophy-based ethics curriculum. The curriculum is deemed age appropriate by the Department of Education and Communities.

What do children learn in Ethics classes?

Students learn how to think about ethical issues. Students form a ‘community of inquiry’ with their peers and talk about subjects such as homelessness, keeping promises, and the treatment of living things. They learn how to find and evaluate the morally relevant issues in each topic. Trained volunteer teachers lead discussions.

Volunteer Teachers must undergo a criminal history check and sign a Working with Children declaration.

How do I get my child into Ethics class?

Expressions of interest to attend ethics classes are sent home on a yearly basis or as classes become available.  If you did not receive a note but would like your child to attend ethics you can let the school know in writing and your child will be allocated to a class.

How do I find out more about Ethics Classes?

Contact: Lisa Fackender, Volunteer Ethics Co-ordinator, Ultimo Public School at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit Primary Ethics website: www.primaryethics.com.au

Newsletters are available in our SCHOOL DOWNLOAD page, please access through this link - Primary Ethics Newsletters

 

 
 
 
 
 
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