Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles for Western Australian Schools promote equity and excellence in Western Australian schools. They ensure that schooling contributes to a cohesive society that respects and appreciates cultural, social and religious diversity and provides learning that meets the educational needs of young Western Australians.

The Guiding Principles comprise:

  1. Western Australian Values of Schooling
  2. Student Diversity 
  3. Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  4. Phases of Schooling
  5. Kindergarten and Pre-primary Statement.

The Guiding Principles are also informed by the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians and the Australian Curriculum.