Commitment to Democratic Principles
Australian society is defined, among other aspects, by a belief in elected Government; by a commitment to the rule of law, to equal rights for all before the law; and by a belief in freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of association. Our society is also tolerant of a range of religious, political, social and cultural beliefs and values in the context of the fundamental principle of our democracy.
The Education and Reform Act 2006 requires all education providers to operate in a manner consistent with this set of Australian democratic principles.
In accordance with the Act, Meadows Primary School delivers curriculum programs, learning, and teaching in a manner that supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy. This includes a commitment to:
1. elected government2. the rule of law3. equal rights for all before the law4. freedom of religion5. freedom of speech and association6. the values of openness and tolerance
A range of policies are available on our School Website https://www.meadowsps.vic.edu.au/page/167/Policies
These policies help to reinforce the Australian democratic principles.