Values for Australian Schooling

There are Nine Values for Australian Schooling as identified for the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools.

Nine Values

Statement of commitment to Democratic Principles


St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School aims to promote lifelong learning and active participation as citizens in Australian society.We believe that our Christian beliefs and our Commitment to Democratic Principles underpin all we do to serve our community.


The Victorian Registration Standards require that the programs and teaching at St Elizabeth’s must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy.


St Elizabeth’s is committed to democratic principles of Australia including

  • the principles and practice of Australian democracy;
  • the elected government;  
  • the rule of law;
  • equal rights for all before the law; ·
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech and association;
  • the values of openness and tolerance.


The Statement of Democratic Principles is communicated to staff, students, parents and guardians and the school community. This Statement is published:


  • in the Staff Policy Folder on the school server and
  • on St Elizabeth’s website;
  • in the Curriculum units.

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