The Author

Fiona McLean and her husband Gus have four children. Gus is a secondary teacher in a state school. Fiona works as the Women’s Discipleship Minister (half-time) at the Unichurch congregation at St Jude’s, Carlton in Melbourne; with her family, she also serves at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Greythorn.

Why We Sent Our Children to Local State Schools

Schooling represents a significant, and perhaps increasingly fraught, area of choice for Christian parents. With worries about the advance of secularism on one hand