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
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
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?
Welcome to term 4, and to PrimaryEthics@Home! This October edition covers a selection of topics taught in ethics classes in terms 3 and 4. Visit the parents and carers hub for more about the program. Kindergarten Intentions and knowledge: what might a whale know? This topic begins with a humorous Norwegian folk tale that builds on previous discussions about … Continue reading PrimaryEthics@Home for Parents and Carers | October 2018
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
In the lead up to Easter, we sometimes hear that it's not fair that children in ethics class miss out on the chocolate eggs and other Easter-themed treats that are handed out in some of the religious instruction classes. Because giving good reasons is an important skill students are encouraged to develop in ethics class, … Continue reading Four reasons ethics teachers won’t give your child a treat this Easter
For parents and carers | First edition | March 2017 Welcome to PrimaryEthics@Home! This first edition for 2017 introduces the topics covered in ethics classes in term 1, plus gives background reading and activities designed to help further ethical discussion with your children at home. Every day parents, families and teachers help children form their own opinions about … Continue reading Out now: PrimaryEthics@Home