New bite-sized ethical dilemmas for children at home The not-for-profit organisation that runs ethics classes in NSW schools has developed a selection of ethics exercises, called Bites, for children to participate in at home. Each week in term 2 Primary Ethics will upload two new Bites for children; one designed for students from kindergarten to year 2, and … Continue reading Food for thought
Thanks to the generosity of philanthropist Rob Keldoulis, not-for-profit education provider Primary Ethics was able to distribute a copy of Lenny and the Ants to the libraries of 500 NSW public primary schools.
Three volunteers for Batemans Bay Public School were among 12 who attended ethics teacher training held at Narooma over the weekend. "It was great to meet other like-minded and enthusiastic people," said Heidi Thomson, who has put up her hand to coordinate the program at her children's school next year. Primary Ethics is a not-for-profit organisation … Continue reading Ethics classes coming to Batemans Bay
Worldwide, children are making an impact as they enter into conversations and take action on climate change. Schools, too, are playing an important role in providing access to facts and building knowledge about our environment and the impact of human behaviour. In NSW, students start learning about the environment in kindergarten, with specific content included … Continue reading Building knowledge and capacity for action on climate change
It takes a village to raise a child – and many of those who enrich our children's lives do so as volunteers. P&C committees, canteen, reading groups, garden club, uniform shop, sport coaches, Scouts, Guides, playgroups - volunteers make a huge contribution to children's lives and are being celebrated in Volunteer of the Year Award … Continue reading Complaint demonstrates overall success of ethics program
Primary Ethics has embarked on a project to ensure that our curriculum is inclusive of the diversity in our target audience – NSW school students. In order to make sound, best-practice adjustments, we are undertaking a project with the following phases: Phase 1 Research best-practice and scope the diversity review. This phase is now complete. Phase … Continue reading The Diversity Project
Primary Ethics is the single approved provider of special education in ethics (SEE) to NSW Department of Education public schools. While our primary focus is primary schools, we've fielded many requests over the years from high school principals, parents and students themselves, who have sought a secular alternative to Special Religious Education that helps young … Continue reading Why pilot ethics classes for year 7 students?
Develop two online courses to support volunteers in the delivery of ethics education to children. About Primary Ethics We are an independent not-for-profit organisation delivering an engaging, age-appropriate, interconnected philosophical ethics curriculum to children in Kindergarten to Year 6. We provide this free of charge via a network of trained and accredited volunteer teachers. Ethics … Continue reading New Role: eLearning developer (contract)
Primary Ethics is currently recruiting for two new part-time paid job opportunities within Primary Ethics to support our mission to support children to develop skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking and respectful discussion. Applications for both roles close at 5:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2018. Fundraising Manager (Part Time) Primary Ethics seeks to appoint a fundraising manager to … Continue reading Two new P/T roles to grow & sustain ethics education program
by Sandra Henri, ethics teacher For those of you not familiar with Ethics Classes at your local public school, let me rave about them for minute. Ethics is offered as one of the scripture options, yet don’t let this fool you into thinking its a religious vs non-religious thing. Ethics is actually about teaching critical … Continue reading Ethics classes at school: Guest post