The VRQA Minimum Standards for registration of schools require that the programs and teaching at St Thomas Aquinas College must support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy.
In accordance with the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 the programs of, and teaching at St Thomas Aquinas College, support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including 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.
As also stated in the Minimum Standards, the requirements of the commitment above are not intended to affect the rights accorded to, or the compliance with any obligation imposed on, the College under a law of the State or of the Commonwealth.