Conference 2019: Reflecting on past challenges, planning for the future

As the world grapples with major economic, political and environmental change, our hope for the future lay in the ability of our emerging leaders to make well-reasoned decisions on issues with far-reaching consequences. This was the message Dr Simon Longstaff of the Ethics Centre had for the 160 attendees at Primary Ethics State Conference held on … Continue reading Conference 2019: Reflecting on past challenges, planning for the future

Building knowledge and capacity for action on climate change

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

Meet some Primary Ethics volunteers

Newcastle volunteers help shape the future of ethics education

How do we help children make wise decisions in their lives today, while equipping them to be responsible leaders for tomorrow? That was one of the questions posed at the Primary Ethics conference held at the University of Newcastle on Saturday, where 60 volunteers met to workshop strategies for making ethics education available to more … Continue reading Newcastle volunteers help shape the future of ethics education

Professor Dame Marie Bashir a guest of honour at Primary Ethics class

Professor Dame Marie Bashir is indefatigable in her grassroots support of Australian communities and last Wednesday, March 7, her attention was on ethics classes in public schools. Despite the loss of her husband Sir Nicholas Shehadie in recent weeks, Professor Bashir continues to dedicate an incredible amount of energy and time to supporting communities build … Continue reading Professor Dame Marie Bashir a guest of honour at Primary Ethics class

Primary Ethics volunteers recognised at State Reception

Tuesday 27 February 2018 Almost 100 of Primary Ethics' longest serving volunteers were recognised for their service to community at Government House Sydney earlier this month. On Thursday, February 8 His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Linda Hurley hosted the reception for volunteers, some … Continue reading Primary Ethics volunteers recognised at State Reception

Hundreds converge to support ethics classes in NSW schools

From Byron Bay to Bungendore, Canowindra to the Central Coast, Milton to Manly, volunteers descended on the first Primary Ethics conference held at UNSW on Saturday. Primary Ethics is a not-for-profit organisation that offers free training and curriculum to community members to deliver weekly ethics classes to children at public primary schools across the state. … Continue reading Hundreds converge to support ethics classes in NSW schools