Statement of Values

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 we will deliver our programs and teaching in a manner that
supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy. This includes 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

About St Paul's

St Paul’s School was opened in 1928 and until 1993, was operated by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, whose secondary college for girls’, OLSH, is located across Jasper Road. The main school building was designed as a church, with three classrooms on an upper level, and the building retains many of the original church features.