Students of refugee backgrounds have different educational starting points compared with other students. The effects of disrupted schooling, past traumatic events and current settlement challenges mean students often require additional support.

School’s In for Refugees is a Foundation House resource designed for busy school staff. We can assist your school to confidently support students’ engagement, wellbeing and achievement, and promote staff wellbeing too! Our professional learning content is easy to find and full of tips, links, resources, and good practice examples addressing primary and secondary school settings. 

Latest SIFR updates

Victorian Community Profiles
Victorian Community Profiles

The community profiles combine Census data with information about migration and settlement history in Victoria…

08 April, 2024
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Supporting Communities Impacted by Violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Supporting Communities Impacted by Violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

A follow up webinar for the Education Sector about how we can collectively support children,…

20 March, 2024
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Education and Early Years enrolment briefing
Education and Early Years enrolment briefing

Recently we presented at a webinar hosted by the Middle East Crisis Response Team about…

15 March, 2024
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The Victorian Refugee Health Network has just launched a new website! 
The Victorian Refugee Health Network has just launched a new website! 

Find a range of resources, publications and referral pathways to health services that support Victorians…

13 March, 2024
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Fasting and NAPLAN
Fasting and NAPLAN

There are many cultures and faiths who observe periods of fasting across the year which…

07 March, 2024
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Attention Pathways and Senior School!
Attention Pathways and Senior School!

Supporting senior students of refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds can be challenging when there are…

28 February, 2024
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We invite your school to create supportive policies, procedures and practices. Get started now!

We’ve been enrolling and welcoming more refugee students to our school ... School’s In for Refugees helped our staff to feel confident supporting refugee students and their families
The first time I came to Australia, I never made a friend, but I loved to talk to my teachers. They understand how hard it is for us when we are new to this country
School’s In for Refugees is fantastic … It helped us do something that will have a longer-term use and benefit