School Governance and Policies

The governance of a school takes many forms such as government-mandated curriculum or policies, external reviews, internal policies and reporting, strategic planning, parent-based committees such as the Parents and Friends or governance committees such as the School Advisory Board.  Some of that information can be found below.

Democratic Principles

St Patrick's 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.

Statement of Philosophy

St Patrick's Statement of Philosophy, including the school's vision, values and how the school enacts these, can be found in the Statement of Philosophy, which can be found here

School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council provides advice on education matters relating to the school.  More information on the School Advisory Board can be found here.

School Policies

School policies assist the school to make good decisions to maximise student outcomes.  Specific school policies can be found here.

Annual Reports

The school Annual Report documents what has happened in the preceding 12 months around learning outcomes, financial activities, student attendance and other reports.  A copy of the most recent annual reports can be found below:


As part of the strategic planning process, the school produces an Annual Action Plan, a School Improvement Plan.  More information about the various school plans can be found here.