Eurobodalla school students now have even more alternatives to traditional scripture or religious education classes.
Local public primary schools are among a growing number of NSW schools which now offer philosophical ethics classes for children from kindergarten to year 6.
Ethics programs are held at Broulee Public School, Moruya Public School and Narooma Primary School.
There are currently vacancies for volunteer ethics teachers across the Eurobodalla region, while there is also an opening for a volunteer regional manager.
The ethics teacher training program will expand to include Ulladulla and Wollongong next month.
Ethics classes are discussion-based and are facilitated by trained volunteer teachers.
Students are encouraged to ask questions, be curious, and share their own ideas.
In doing so, they learn the skills to make well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues.
Parents, grandparents and members of the general community are all invited to apply to be ethics teachers through the approved charity Primary Ethics.
Primary Ethics is holding Ethics Teacher Training on the South Coast with workshops running in Ulladulla on February 25 and 26, and in Wollongong on February 11 and 12.
Ethics classes are available for students who would normally attend non-scripture classes; during the Special Religious Education time slot.
In ethics classes, children explore a range of stories and scenarios, discussing what we ought to do, how we ought to live, the kind of society we should have and what kind of person each of us should strive to be.
The curriculum has been especially written for Primary Ethics and comprises a wide range of topics that primary-aged children ﬁnd interesting.
If you are looking for a rewarding way to volunteer in your local school or community, visit the Primary Ethics website www.primaryethics.com.au or contact Anita Macartney, Ethics Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0407 959 602.
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