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Primary Ethics

Our values are shaped by the lessons we learn as children. To equip children with critical thinking and decision-making skills, and help build strong, ethical communities, The Ethics Centre founded Primary Ethics in December 2010.

This charity organisation designs and delivers ethics lessons to children in NSW Government primary schools as an alternative to religious instruction or quiet supervision. Trained and dedicated volunteers teach children to reflect on their own values and behaviour, and develop decision making skills, consider others, understand consequences and judge what is right and wrong.

Primary Ethics has grown to over 1,900 volunteers with around 1,500 trained ethics teachers and is now a separate and independent entity. The organisation delivers ethics classes to around 36,000 students in almost 450 schools. This incredible achievement has only been possible due to the huge groundswell of support from parents and local communities.

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