St James Ethics Centre, the NSW Federation of P&C Associations and a cross-section of community leaders have requested ministerial approval to pilot a course in ethics to serve as a complement to scripture in NSW primary schools.
This has been done on the basis that all children have the right to ethical exploration, regardless of whether it’s tied to a particular religious tradition.
There will be 10 schools selected as part of the pilot program, and schools have been asked to self-nominate to the Premier Nathan Rees.
We, the undersigned, call for Leichhardt Public School to be put forward to Premier Nathan Rees as a pilot school for the 2010-2011 school year for an ethics-based compliment to scripture course.
The LPS as a pilot school for the St James Centre Ethics Course petition to Leichhardt Public School Parents and Friends was written by Laura Beth Bugg and is in the category Education at GoPetition.