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Serving the Disadvantaged

  • Christian schools warmly welcome children from a wide range of disadvantaged circumstances and backgrounds, although they may struggle to enjoy the benefits of schooling because of their life circumstances.

  • Some of these groups are clearly identified and funding programs are in place to assist them. Others are poorly defined and supported and their children are at risk of falling behind their peers.

  • The costs of such programs are significant and greater government support is needed to address these needs so that students enjoy inclusion, safety and pastoral care. Christian schools make strong commitments to closing the disadvantages experience by these children.