Primary Ethics New England

Primary Ethics is the approved provider of Special Education in Ethics (SEE) in NSW public primary schools. There are 500 schools participating in the program. Two of these are in New England: Armidale City Public School and Kellys Plains Public School. We’d like to introduce Primary Ethics to more schools in the New England and North West regions in 2019 and 2020.

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.

Primary Ethics New England Information session

Please join us at Armidale Library (182 Rusden St Armidale) from 5pm to 6pm on Monday 10 December for an information session about the program aimed at families and interested community members.

You’ll hear from Denise Palmer, an Armidale-based Primary Ethics volunteer and Heidi McElnea, Primary Ethics’ Communications Manager and Trainer who is based in Uralla.

Guests are encouraged to arrive from 5.00pm, with a short presentation beginning at 5.15pm which will cover:

  • What skills are children taught in ethics classes?
  • What topics are in the curriculum?
  • How do we start the program at my child’s school?
  • What training and commitment is required to become a volunteer ethics teacher or coordinator?

The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. The evening will conclude at 6pm.

Information for families flyer

An image of the front cover of our families for flyer which shows an ethics teacher with her class

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.

Download and print options:

(Please note, Word files are likely just to download to your computer – look for the file at the bottom of your screen)

Become a Primary Ethics volunteer

Do something life-changing this year and become a volunteer ethics teacher. You’ll be rewarded with a unique learning and development opportunity while supporting children to develop important skills for life. Find out more

Visit Primary Ethics home page