You are here:HomeOur SchoolGovernanceStatement of Democratic Principles Statement of Democratic Principles Loreto Toorak 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, yet also acknowledge that we have a 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.