This year our ethics teachers teach from the 2017 curriculum. This is our ‘odd year’ curriculum which is undergoing review, including feedback from ethics teachers, since it was last taught in 2015. Each stage of the curriculum is taught in
alternate years, so that no child repeats a topic in their seven years of ethics classes.
With 25% of our volunteers now over 60, we recognise the contribution of retirees and grandparents to ethics education. This has been recognised in the media recently too!
Win a double pass | Discounts to IQ2 Debate
The 2017 IQ2 season kicks off on March 28 with debate on the topic Political Correctness has Failed Itself. Speakers for the affirmative are Jacinta Nampijinpa Price andChris Kenny. Tasneem Chopra and Mikey Robins bring up the negative. Win a double pass or access your discount code here.
ACTIVIST? DIPLOMAT? WHAT’S YOUR STYLE?
The Ethics Centre seeks testers for a new decision-making app named Waymaker, that guides users though an ethical decision making process and gives them insight into what their ethical position is.
The NSW Government has announced a staged return to school for children who are in locked down areas from 25 October, with Level 3 restrictions. Areas not in lockdown have now returned to school under Level 3 restrictions, which means no ethics classes in schools.
On 3 September 2021, the Department of Education announced that all staff and visitors to schools, including ethics volunteers, will be required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. We expect to be returning to schools in Term 1 2022.