Thanks to the generosity of philanthropist Rob Keldoulis, not-for-profit education provider Primary Ethics was able to distribute a copy of Lenny and the Ants to the libraries of 500 NSW public primary schools.
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
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
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
The Centre for Volunteering Awards were established 12 years ago to recognise the incredible amount of volunteering that occurs across NSW and the importance of volunteering to our communities. This year a massive 123 000 people were nominated, with awards presented at ceremonies across the state. Local representatives of government , including Mayors and Members … Continue reading 2019 Volunteer of the Year Awards
September 2019: 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 … Continue reading Complaint demonstrates overall success of ethics program
Primary Ethics has embarked on a project to ensure that our curriculum is inclusive of the diversity in our target audience – NSW school students. In order to make sound, best-practice adjustments, we are undertaking a project with the following phases: Phase 1 Research best-practice and scope the diversity review. This phase is now complete. Phase … Continue reading The Diversity Project
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?
The six-month research phase of South West Sydney Schools Project (SWSSP) has concluded. It's the first location-specific project of Primary Ethics to increase the awareness of and engagement with our ethics program across south west Sydney. It has been generously funded by the Fred Archer Charitable Trust, through Perpetual Impact. We'd like to thank Rebecca … Continue reading Research supports growth of ethics classes in South West Sydney Schools
Welcome to our first Supporter News for 2019. In this quarterly update we launch the 2018 Annual Report, the Diversity Project, and complete our research into South West Sydney Schools. Our 2019 Conference Date has also been locked in for Saturday 26 October - save the date! We have translated information on ethics classes into … Continue reading Primary Ethics News | April 2019