A Statement of Democratic Principles
Minimum standards for school registration include a standard concerning the school’s adherence to Australian democratic principles and practices as follows:
The programs of, and teaching in, a school must support and promote the principles and practices of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
- elected government;
- the rule of law;
- equal rights for all before the law;
- freedom of religion;
- freedom of speech and association, and;
- the values of openness and tolerance.
Assumption College is committed to the principles of a liberal democracy.
- We believe in an accountable, democratically-elected government.
- We respect and observe the rule of law and believe that no person is above the law.
- We believe in equal rights for all before the law, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender or other attributes.
- We believe not only in the freedom of religion, but also the need to practise tolerance and understanding of others' beliefs.
- We believe in the value of freedom of speech and freedom of association, but also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom.
- We believe in the values of openness and tolerance, and value and respect all members of the school community regardless of background.
Kate Fogarty - Principal