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

Building knowledge and capacity for action on climate change

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

Complaint demonstrates overall success of ethics program

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

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?

Research supports growth of ethics classes in South West Sydney Schools

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