Simon Peter School has the following goals:
WE AS A COMMUNITY VALUE THE GOSPEL MESSAGE WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO
assist members of the school community in acquiring
a deeper knowledge and love of God
through raising their awareness of God’s
plan of salvation in their lives
by helping them to respond in freedom to the Gospel message and
by providing faith experiences though Eucharistic worship, prayer,
Sacraments and service to others
foster religious values and their expression in daily
encourage a love for Mary, the Mother of God and a recognition
of her role in the life of the Church.
teach the children daily, through Religious Education
lessons, more about the Catholic Church’s teachings and traditions.
BECAUSE WE VALUE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE WE WILL
offer a comprehensive and relevant range of learning experiences
based upon curriculum guidelines from the WA Ministry of Education.
integrate faith and life in the different fields of human knowledge
and the practice of Christian values
foster effective communication skills.
cultivate a positive attitude to learning and independent study
encourage creativity and an appreciation of music and the arts
create a thirst for knowledge
design programs for the less gifted and more able students based
on individual needs
develop skills of independent thinking.
BECAUSE WE VALUE THE CONTRIBUTION OF EACH OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS
THEY ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENHANCE THEIR CONTRIBUTION BY
developing a happy, welcoming atmosphere, marked by a spirit of
harmony, with care and concern for each other and for the students
setting an example for the students by giving personal witness in
their own Christian living.
supporting parents in their role as the prime educators of the children
and complement and extend this education
showing a high degree of dedication and responsibility, as well
as professional competence in their position
appreciating each other’s individual gifts and talents and
sharing these with the school community
supporting activities of the school and where possible, encouraging
others to be involved.
BECAUSE WE VALUE OPENNESS TO CHANGE AND THE FUTURE WE WILL ENDEAVOUR
recognise that education is a life long process
be willing to examine issues and to make decisions to adopt new
approaches in education and learning.
develop knowledge and skills to cope with technological change
ensure that the Religious Education Program is congruent with changes
within the teaching of the church.
keep our sense of tradition as a Catholic community while providing
our children with knowledge and skills to success and feel secure
in the wider community.
encourage an awareness of the beauty of creation and of our role
as custodians of the environment.
provide time and support for the staff to revitalise their energies
through opportunities for further education, inservice training
and social interaction
BECAUSE WE VALUE THE CONTRIBUTION OF PARENTS
AND FAMILIES WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO
create within the school a family atmosphere between children, parents
and staff and foster communication so that we work towards the same
encourage an attitude of respect for each other in the school.
staff support and complement parents in their responsibility as
educators of their children.
develop a loving relationship between all members of the school
community through example and encouragement.
promote tolerance for all regardless of individual or cultural differences.
maintain communication with parents and encourage their involvement
in the school’s activities.
BECAUSE WE VALUE THE INDIVIDUAL WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO
offer each child many opportunities to develop spiritually, physically,
socially, emotionally and intellectually
assist all individuals to value a life long quest for learning and
develop in each child a positive self-image with a sense of their
encourage in all individuals positive behaviours for living and
relating honestly with others
encourage all individuals to recognise that some values such as
respect and tolerance are absolute