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Through inspiring and caring teachers and in a physically, emotionally and spiritually safe coeducational environment, St Leonard’s College provides an exemplary, innovative education for its students, enriched by the traditions of its heritage.
We value and develop the essential personal qualities and skills for lifelong learning, including self-confidence, integrity, resilience and creativity. A St Leonard’s education prepares students to take their place in the world and make meaningful contributions to society.
Our young people are encouraged to embrace diversity and individuality as well as collective responsibility.
We consider education to be a partnership between students, teachers and parents, each with their separate roles and responsibilities.
Our teachers are committed to continuing personal and professional development and embrace educational innovations. They are fully equipped to adapt to the rapid changes in education.
Students become aware of the needs of the wider community and learn to engage in the world outside of the College community.
We are committed to protecting the environment as well as addressing the challenges which will face future generations.
We welcome all cultures and celebrate diversity. Our students are encouraged to engage with people and cultures that are outside of their immediate world.
The VRQA Minimum Standards for School Registration includes a standard concerning the school’s adherence to Australian democratic principles and practice.
This standard is as follows:
The programs of, and teaching in, a school must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:
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.
St Leonard’s College is committed to the principles of a liberal democracy.
We believe in an accountable, democratically elected government.
We respect and observe the rule of law, and believe that no person is above the law.
We believe in equal rights for all before the law, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender or other attributes.
We believe not only in the freedom of religion, but also the need to practice tolerance and understanding of others' beliefs.
We believe in the value of freedom of speech and freedom of association, but also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom.
We believe in the values of openness and tolerance, and value and respect all members of the school community regardless of background.