Source of Obligation
The Minimum Standards for registration of schools require that the programs and teaching at Woodleigh School must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy.
These include 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.
Statement of Democratic Principles
Woodleigh School 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 in the freedom of religion and the need to practice tolerance and understanding others’ beliefs
- We believe in the value of freedom of speech and freedom of association. We also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom
- We believe in the values of openness and tolerance. We value and respect all Woodleigh School community members regardless of background.
This Statement of Democratic Principles is communicated to all staff, students, parents and guardians, and the wider Woodleigh School community.