Could you be an ethics teacher at Narooma?

New ethics teacher Cathie Muller (second from left) is welcomed by the team Clare Hooper, Ali Wright and John Druhan.
New ethics teacher Cathie Muller (second from left) is welcomed by the team Clare Hooper, Ali Wright and John Druhan.

When is something fair? What does it mean to be a friend? Cheating. Killing animals for food.

These are all topics that come up in our daily life, ones you might well find yourself talking about with your children or friends. Sometimes you might even find yourself at a loss how to respond to a question about them.

Ethic classes at Narooma Primary School can help! You can choose for your child to attend ethics classes instead of Scripture or non-Scripture on a Thursday morning.

These classes are taught by volunteers who care passionately that children should have a chance to learn about ethical questions like this, in a non-religious setting, and how to respect other peoples’ opinions and behave well in a discussion.

All these are topics that the children study during the weekly half-hour sessions – and the classes help teach the children how to think things through, how to ask the right questions and how to tell if something is a good argument.

The local ethics teaching team is always glad to welcome new teachers. You will be helped at every step of the way, including a free two-day training course to help you learn how to manage a classroom, and there is ongoing classroom support.

It only takes a small commitment of your time, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to bring up the next generation to feel more confident getting to grips with life’s thornier problems.

 Contact Mog Bremner for more details on 0401 968 899 or email her on mogbremner@mogajon.com.au

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