Primary Ethics New England/North West

Primary Ethics is the approved provider of Special Education in Ethics (SEE) in NSW public primary schools.New England Nov_Dec 2019

There are 500 schools participating in the program across the state.

In New England, Armidale City Public School and Ben Venue Public School now offer a full K – 6 ethics program, with Drummond Memorial Public School having commenced with stage 2 (years 3 & 4) and Kentucky Public School with kindergarten.

After some initial inquiries from school communities in Tamworth, we hope to introduce ethics classes in Tamworth schools soon, too.

Become a Primary Ethics volunteer

Our next ethics teacher training session is scheduled for the weekend of the 30 November and 1 December in Uralla. To apply to volunteer and attend the training, please fill out the form at and select your preferred school (or a general region).

What happens in an ethics class?

Primary Ethics classes provide students from K – 6 with the opportunity to learn skills in critical thinking, respectful discussion and the capacity to make well-reasoned decisions rather than those based on peer pressure or habit. Classes run for 30 – 45 minutes at a set time each week, which is usually at the same time as SRE (Special Religious Education).

What is in the curriculum?

All of our 79 curriculum topics have been reviewed by the Department of Education. Read more

Information for families flyer

Our Information for families flyer is designed for enrolment and kindy orientation packs. It’s also handy to keep in a stack in your school office foyer.

Place an order for delivery of printed flyers (free) to your school.

Translated information for families

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