Democratic Principles

Sacred Heart Primary School aims to promote lifelong learning and active participation as citizens in Australian society.  Learning and teaching practice is based on an integrated curriculum and implemented through an inquiry approach.  An important focus of curriculum development and implementation is the focus on Community and Citizenship, which is developed and explored in line with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards Civics and Citizen Domain.

The programs of Sacred Heart School and the teaching of those programs support and promote:

  • 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
  • values of openness and tolerance

This is communicated using a variety of media, through the policies, programs, documentation and practices of the school.