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Primary Ethics

Contact

Name: Leonie Johnson

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Email: info@primaryethics.com.au

Address

Suite 408 24-30 Springfield Ave

Potts Point

Sydney 2011

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Our Mission / Objective

Primary Ethics was established to provide young people with the space to explore ethical dilemmas within a secular context.

We are an independent not-for-profit organisation delivering an engaging, age-appropriate, interconnected curriculum spanning the years from Kindergarten to Year 6. We provide this free of charge via a network of trained and accredited volunteer teachers.

Ethics classes have been enthusiastically adopted in over 430 schools in NSW and Primary Ethics is a highly effective education provider within the public school system.

Our Services

What happens in an ethics class?

Ethics classes provide an opportunity for children to discuss ethical issues with their peers. Classes are inquiry based and are impartially facilitated by our trained volunteers using approved lesson materials.

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. Many of the skills that children develop and practice in ethics classes are of benefit in other aspects of their lives:

Critical thinking: developing and evaluating arguments, using logic and reason, evaluating evidence, giving reasons and carefully considering views that are different to their own.

Collaborative inquiry: listening to each other, taking turns to speak, building on others’ ideas, respectfully disagreeing, respectfully challenging each others’ thinking, helping each other express ideas, articulating values and principles, putting a counter view and asking questions.

Our Beneficiaries

Why support ethics in schools?

Ethics classes support students to become critical thinkers with a strong capacity for questioning and inquiry. The overall aim of ethics classes is to help children develop a life-long capacity to identify and make well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues.

In time, not very much time at all, it will be the decisions of the children we teach today that will shape the world. – Dr Simon Longstaff, The Ethics Centre

Projects in Progress

Ethics Future Investment Program

Primary Ethics is working to build a permanent capital base from which to draw ongoing working capital and to furnish expansion.

Established in 2013 to build a stable financial platform for the future of ethics classes, the Ethics Future Investment Program is managed by a board sub-committee of dedicated people who focus solely on long term fund-raising and provide expert advice on investment and funds management.

For a confidential discussion about becoming involved in the program, please contact our Chief Executive Office Leonie Johnson at leonie.johnson@primaryethics.com.au or on 02 8068 7752.

Our People

CEO

Leonie Johnson, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

  • Alisa Kelley | General Manager
  • Karen Lee | Training Manager
  • Heidi McElnea | Communications Manager
  • Maria McCarthy | Volunteering Manager – Northern NSW
  • Rob Harden | Volunteering Manager – Southern NSW

Names of Board Members

  • Bruce Hogan AO (Chair)
  • Scott Mannix (Secretary)
  • Dr Simon Longstaff AO
  • Robin Low
  • Nigel Stokes

Number of Employees

7

Number of Volunteers

2400

Registration Information

ABN

28 147 194 349

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Please consider leaving a bequest to Primary Ethics. Your gift will be used to assist young people develop the skills they require to become the responsible decision-makers of tomorrow.

 

Unrestricted or unspecified bequests to Primary Ethics will be allocated to the area of highest priority at the time that the bequest is realised. Unrestricted bequests are highly valued as they may be used to suit the needs of the organisation at the time.

A restricted bequest can be made for a specific purpose. If you wish to make a restricted bequest or to bequeath a culturally significant gift, we ask that you make contact with our Chief Executive Officer who can assist you with determining whether Primary Ethics is able to accommodate your wishes.

For more information please see our website.

General Donations

Primary Ethics does not receive any government funding so is dependent on the generosity of donors to meet the costs of delivering ethics classes to Australian children.

Please consider a tax deductible single or regular donation. Give our next generation the opportunity to learn the lifelong skills required to recognise ethical issues, discuss them respectfully with others and make well-reasoned decisions.

Our secure GiveMatcher portal is ideal for donating by direct debit or credit card and offers a one-off donation option as well as a monthly donation plan.

If you prefer to donate by sending a cheque, please mail it to:

Primary Ethics Ltd

Suite 408 24-30 Springfield Ave Potts Point NSW 2011

Australia

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER

To make a donation by electronic funds transfer, please contact us by email at donations@primaryethics.com.au for the account details.

Thank you so much for your support.

 

Your donation is instrumental in enabling communities to deliver ethics education to their children.

Other support

Is your company looking to become involved with a socially-responsible non-profit organisation? Find out more about partnering with Primary Ethics as corporate sponsors.

Meet our current corporate partners.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with Primary Ethics and to help the children in your school and community to develop important life skills.

We are fortunate to have many wonderful people volunteer their time and energy in a range of volunteer roles. Primarily, we seek:

We are also currently recruiting for our Classroom Support Team.

We also have short-term needs for skills such as videography, graphic design, administration, IT, project management and a range of other professional roles.

View current opportunities for skilled volunteers or register your interest for voluntary roles as they become available.

Why volunteer with Primary Ethics?

  • work with a respected not-for-profit organisation
  • develop new skills
  • gain a better understanding of ethical issues, moral reasoning and broader philosophical considerations
  • help children to develop important life-long skillsmeet new people and becoming part of a wonderful and inclusive organisation
  • feel a sense of personal achievement and satisfaction

Find out more about volunteering for Primary Ethics.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Primary Ethics was established to provide young people with the space to explore ethical dilemmas within a secular context.

We are an independent not-for-profit organisation delivering an engaging, age-appropriate, interconnected curriculum spanning the years from Kindergarten to Year 6. We provide this free of charge via a network of trained and accredited volunteer teachers.

Ethics classes have been enthusiastically adopted in over 430 schools in NSW and Primary Ethics is a highly effective education provider within the public school system.

Our Services

What happens in an ethics class?

Ethics classes provide an opportunity for children to discuss ethical issues with their peers. Classes are inquiry based and are impartially facilitated by our trained volunteers using approved lesson materials.

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. Many of the skills that children develop and practice in ethics classes are of benefit in other aspects of their lives:

Critical thinking: developing and evaluating arguments, using logic and reason, evaluating evidence, giving reasons and carefully considering views that are different to their own.

Collaborative inquiry: listening to each other, taking turns to speak, building on others’ ideas, respectfully disagreeing, respectfully challenging each others’ thinking, helping each other express ideas, articulating values and principles, putting a counter view and asking questions.

Our Beneficiaries

Why support ethics in schools?

Ethics classes support students to become critical thinkers with a strong capacity for questioning and inquiry. The overall aim of ethics classes is to help children develop a life-long capacity to identify and make well-reasoned decisions about ethical issues.

In time, not very much time at all, it will be the decisions of the children we teach today that will shape the world. – Dr Simon Longstaff, The Ethics Centre

Projects in Progress

Ethics Future Investment Program

Primary Ethics is working to build a permanent capital base from which to draw ongoing working capital and to furnish expansion.

Established in 2013 to build a stable financial platform for the future of ethics classes, the Ethics Future Investment Program is managed by a board sub-committee of dedicated people who focus solely on long term fund-raising and provide expert advice on investment and funds management.

For a confidential discussion about becoming involved in the program, please contact our Chief Executive Office Leonie Johnson at leonie.johnson@primaryethics.com.au or on 02 8068 7752.

Our People

CEO

Leonie Johnson, Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

  • Alisa Kelley | General Manager
  • Karen Lee | Training Manager
  • Heidi McElnea | Communications Manager
  • Maria McCarthy | Volunteering Manager – Northern NSW
  • Rob Harden | Volunteering Manager – Southern NSW

Names of Board Members

  • Bruce Hogan AO (Chair)
  • Scott Mannix (Secretary)
  • Dr Simon Longstaff AO
  • Robin Low
  • Nigel Stokes

Number of Employees

7

Number of Volunteers

2400

Registration Information

ABN

28 147 194 349

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Please consider leaving a bequest to Primary Ethics. Your gift will be used to assist young people develop the skills they require to become the responsible decision-makers of tomorrow.

 

Unrestricted or unspecified bequests to Primary Ethics will be allocated to the area of highest priority at the time that the bequest is realised. Unrestricted bequests are highly valued as they may be used to suit the needs of the organisation at the time.

A restricted bequest can be made for a specific purpose. If you wish to make a restricted bequest or to bequeath a culturally significant gift, we ask that you make contact with our Chief Executive Officer who can assist you with determining whether Primary Ethics is able to accommodate your wishes.

For more information please see our website.

General Donations

Primary Ethics does not receive any government funding so is dependent on the generosity of donors to meet the costs of delivering ethics classes to Australian children.

Please consider a tax deductible single or regular donation. Give our next generation the opportunity to learn the lifelong skills required to recognise ethical issues, discuss them respectfully with others and make well-reasoned decisions.

Our secure GiveMatcher portal is ideal for donating by direct debit or credit card and offers a one-off donation option as well as a monthly donation plan.

If you prefer to donate by sending a cheque, please mail it to:

Primary Ethics Ltd

Suite 408 24-30 Springfield Ave Potts Point NSW 2011

Australia

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER

To make a donation by electronic funds transfer, please contact us by email at donations@primaryethics.com.au for the account details.

Thank you so much for your support.

 

Your donation is instrumental in enabling communities to deliver ethics education to their children.

Other support

Is your company looking to become involved with a socially-responsible non-profit organisation? Find out more about partnering with Primary Ethics as corporate sponsors.

Meet our current corporate partners.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with Primary Ethics and to help the children in your school and community to develop important life skills.

We are fortunate to have many wonderful people volunteer their time and energy in a range of volunteer roles. Primarily, we seek:

We are also currently recruiting for our Classroom Support Team.

We also have short-term needs for skills such as videography, graphic design, administration, IT, project management and a range of other professional roles.

View current opportunities for skilled volunteers or register your interest for voluntary roles as they become available.

Why volunteer with Primary Ethics?

  • work with a respected not-for-profit organisation
  • develop new skills
  • gain a better understanding of ethical issues, moral reasoning and broader philosophical considerations
  • help children to develop important life-long skillsmeet new people and becoming part of a wonderful and inclusive organisation
  • feel a sense of personal achievement and satisfaction

Find out more about volunteering for Primary Ethics.

Our Annual Reports

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