Affirmation of Adherence to Democratic Principles

Australian Christian College – Hume (ACCH) adheres Australian democratic principles as legislated in the Education and Training Reform Act (2006).

Democratic PrinciplesThe Definition of Australian Democratic Principles
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 principles of our democracy.

Australian Democratic Principles in the Learning Program
The teaching of democratic principles has been implemented into the ACCH learning program through alignment to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) and through natural opportunities arising in daily teaching and learning.

ACCH communicates the Australian Democratic Principles by:
  1. Encouraging students to be informed and active citizens in alignment with the Melbourne Declaration of Education.
  2. Integrating the school into the local community and civil organisations such as the Victorian Police, Fire Service and Ambulance.
  3. Encouraging participation in charitable fundraising for the purpose of understanding the needs of different cultures.