Gives thanks to God for the work and ministry of the Australian Anglican Schools Network, comprising over 150 schools and almost 150,000 students across the nation;
Commends the Network on its ground-breaking research project ‘Building Relationships – Indigenous Education Initiatives in AASN Schools’, which tells the stories, the successes and the struggles of indigenous young people in Anglican schools;
Notes the many and varied responses that Anglican schools – single sex and co-educational, long-established and newly-founded, boarding and day – are making to the challenge of providing indigenous young Australians with the educational opportunity that should be available for all Australians; and
Recognises how indigenous Australians are enriching the lives of students in Anglican schools, through building mutually rewarding relationships.
The Reverend Peter Lawrence, Chair of the Australian Anglican Schools Network, addressing the Synod, 18 Sept 10