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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Choose or deselect religious education

Description

Religious and ethics classes are ordinary subjects in public schools. Students, regardless of their affiliation to a religious community, take part in either religious education or ethics lessons. Ethics education is a compulsory subject if the students do not participate in religious instruction. At the beginning of the first and fifth year of school, parents decide for their children to participate in ethics classes, evangelical religious instruction or Catholic religious instruction. Students can decide for themselves about their participation in religious education from the age of 14. However, from the age of 12, you must not be educated against your will in another confession. Also, your parents/persons entitled to personal care can no longer deregister them against your will.

Note: During the school half-year it is possible to change between the 3 subjects.

Your child does not want to participate in religious education? Find out more about alternatives here.

You must deregister your child in writing from religious instruction with the school management.

Depending on your age, the following applies to you:

  • before the 12th birthday:
    Both parents/persons entitled to personal care must sign the declaration.
  • after the 12th and before the 14th birthday:
    Both parents/persons entitled to personal care must sign the declaration. In addition, the student must give the express consent to the school management.
  • after the 14th and before the 18th birthday:
    Students must sign the declaration. Parents must be invited to the school management for the handover date.
  • In addition to the signatures of the parents/persons entitled to personal care or the signature of the child, the declaration must contain the following information:
    • Name
    • Class
    • Date
    • School/Place

Please contact the school management.

A change between the three subjects is possible on request and takes place in principle at the beginning of the next school year.

The corresponding religious instruction is only offered if the required minimum number of pupils has been reached and the teaching can be professionally secured.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Education Saxony-Anhalt with the participation of the Saxony-Anhalt State School Board

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