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:
- Western Australian Values of Schooling
- Student Diversity
- Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
- Phases of Schooling
- 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.