Victorian government requirements for schools:
The ETR Act (Vic) provides principles on which the delivery of school education in Victoria is to be based.
The following principles apply to all Victorian Catholic schools:
all schools must ensure their programs and teaching are delivered in a manner that supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
rule of law
equal rights for all before the law
freedom of religion
freedom of speech and association
values of openness and tolerance
• all Victorian students, irrespective of the school they attend, where they live, or their social or economic status, should have access to a high quality education which —
realises their learning potential
maximises their education and training achievement
promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning
allows parents and guardians to actively participate in the child's education and training.
• information concerning the performance of schools should be publicly available
• parents and guardians have the right to choose an education which is appropriate for their child
• a school community has a right to information concerning the performance of its school
• a parent or guardian of a student and the student have a right to access information about the student's achievement.
Education and Training Reform Act 2006, s 1.2.1