We are a Catholic community where our love of God, self and others is central to our learning and all that we do.
At St Peter’s this happens when:
- Relationships between all in the community are modelled on the Gospel values, whilst respecting the diverse faith traditions and beliefs in the community.
- Opportunities exist for all to foster their love of God, deepen their faith and explore Catholic traditions.
- Sustainable practices are adopted to reduce our ‘environmental footprint’ thus encouraging an appreciation and love of God’s creation.
- A vibrant and dynamic learning community exists, with a strong emphasis on developing social and emotional competencies and capabilities.
- Life Long learning is modelled and success is achieved by all and celebrated.
- Students are motivated to be enthusiastic and engaged learners, reflecting on their own learning and its application to their daily lives.
- Happy, confident, resilient, responsible children are willing to take risks to solve everyday problems in a restorative manner knowing that their choices and behaviours affect the lives of others.
- Personal growth and positive self esteem are promoted through the recognition of individual skills and talents.
- Inclusiveness is evident by catering for student’s individual needs, learning styles, backgrounds, perspectives and interests.
- Students and their families are provided with a friendly, supportive, productive and safe environment so that they feel connected to school community.
Enactment of School Vision and Philosophy
In all documents, in all practice by students and teachers, in work with the School Board and the community, in all teaching and learning programs, in all school initiatives, in all internal and external interactions, in all organisational structures and practices the vision of the school will sit at the centre and there will be expectations about all work aligning with the school vision. Regular evaluation processes will be in place to measure performance in all areas of the school with respect to the implementation of the vision and values of the school.
The process at our school can be represented as the vision, catholic values and beliefs at the centre. In an outer ring there will be a set of principles. As a further outer ring will be a set of practices. A detailed list of school policies sits within this framework. In all work in the school, the question “Is this work or process in line with the school vision, catholic values and beliefs?” This question will be a fundamental part of the practice of all leaders in the school.