Edmund Rice, a successful businessman in the early 1800s engaged with the poor street kids on the docks of Waterford, Ireland. This early beginning soon developed into what was to become the Christian Brothers schools, firstly in Ireland then around the world. Some 180 years later a small group of Christian Brothers and other staff began engaging with young people who had been rejected by mainstream education. This work developed into the Centre Education Program which became a registered school and the first Flexible Learning Centre of what would become Edmund Rice Education Australia. Today the Central West Flexi Schools Network caters for over 250 students (aged between 12 and 20 years of age) offering them an exciting and diversified curriculum designed to encourage and support re-engagement with the education system as well as support them to achieve positive educational and wellbeing outcomes. Our Oscar Romero Flexible Schools Network is privileged to work in partnership with the Catholic Education Offices in South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. It is through this support we are able to build the capacity of our staff and young people to “have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10.