Food for thought

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

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

Complaint demonstrates overall success of ethics program

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

Why pilot ethics classes for year 7 students?

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?

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