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Twin brothers Shadrach and Isaac, with Victoria education minister James Merlino, from Sunshine Harvester Public School. The twins have attended every Homework Club since it started in 2012, even coming on days when they have been ill. “They have always been hardworking, enthusiastic and have a great desire to achieve and support others,” said a CMY spokesperson. Photo: CMY

Support programs and out-of-hours learning essential to teaching kids from refugee backgrounds

According to the 2016 Census, there are currently around 9,200 refugee students enrolled in more 600 Victorian government schools. Five years ago, the Department of Education and Training (DET) initiated the Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) with the aim of providing a positive impact on the learning and well-being of young people from refugee backgrounds in Victorian schools.

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