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Statement of Democratic Principles

St Thomas Aquinas School promotes the democratic values of Australia and its society.
The flying of the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Flags are a daily observance in our school and are prominent on our school site. Should be a seperate page in the about us section.

Through the integrated inquiry units of work the students undertake studies in the two dimensions of the Civics and Citizenship domain of Victorian Essential Learning Standard: civic knowledge and understanding and community engagement

The programs of, and teaching in, at St Thomas Aquinas School support and promote the principles and practice 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;
  • the values of openness and tolerance.