Within the Catholic context, a fundamental principle is that each child is created in the image of God. Therefore in Catholic schools, individual differences and the dignity of each student are valued and respected. "Each classroom reflects the diversity in broader society and school communities aim to provide an inclusive environment free of discrimination."
Working collaboratively with parents/carers and the community, systemic schools and teachers within the CEDoW respond to student diversity, and endeavour to cater for every student’s strengths, aspirations and challenges.
Learners have diverse needs and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and contexts. The following categories capture a perspective of this diversity within our system of schools:
- Students with a Disability and Diverse Learning Needs
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
- Students for whom English is an Additional Language or Dialect
- Gifted Students
- Counselling Support
- Students in Out of Home Care