The Catholic Life of St Peter's
Our school motto is “Jesus is at the heart of all that we do”
At St. Peter’s we firmly believe this and that we are bound together, by the unity of our faith, and our children's education is developed in an atmosphere of caring, sharing and example.
As a Catholic school our whole curriculum is underpinned by the values of the Gospels. We are embedding the virtues of the St Peter’s Charter throughout all of our curriculum.(please see below) Therefore through this our school will become a place “for improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good.” Our vision is that “There is no separation between time for learning and time for formation.” Indeed they go hand in hand.The Catholic faith perspective is not an added extra, which we teach and offer to the children, it is integrated into the whole life of the school and into all the aspects of the curriculum.
The St Peter’s Charter
Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.
To help our children relate to the social teaching of the Church we use “Caritas in Action” which teaches the 7 specific themes of
Dignity of the Human Person
Family and Community
Solidarity and the Common Good
Dignity of work
Rights and responsibilities
Option for the poor and Vulnerable
The whole school works on one theme for a set week throughout the school year. These themes also directly link to our Virtues.