School Vision and Policies
St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School was established by the Archbishop of Perth to continue the Mission of Jesus Christ. The mission is fulfilled by bringing the Good News to all humanity and through its influence, transforming humanity. This school assists parents whose desire it is to educate their children in the Christian tradition. Staff work with parents in the formation of Christian values and conscience.
This work is part of the broader mission of the Church.
The task of the school is fundamentally a synthesis of culture and faith, a synthesis of faith and life. The first is reached by integrating all the different aspects of human knowledge through the subjects taught in the light of the gospel, the second is the growth of the virtues characteristic of the Christian – The Catholic School.
Pope John Paul II spoke clearly about the purpose of Catholic schools.
The Catholic school is a witness to the truth that genuine education seeks to do more than simply impart knowledge or train people to perform economically productive tasks. All education worthy of the name seeks to bring forth as it were a full person, a person in whom moral excellence is no less developed than are the theoretical and productive abilities.
Policies and practices at St Simon Peter School are based on this view of schooling. Parents and staff work together to ensure that each child grows spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Children in Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 are offered a comprehensive and stimulating curriculum.
Children are encouraged to become confident and independent lifelong learners, committed to the pursuit of Christian truth and excellence.
From the commencement of 2020, school policies have been replaced by policy statements- CEWA Executive Directives. The policy statements are aligned under the four pillars of Quality Catholic Education: Catholic Identity, Education, Community and Stewardship, they outline the guiding principles that inform the Executive Directives.
Executive Directives are aligned under the policy statements, they have the legal force of CECWA Policies. They direct all staff on what must and should be done to ensure compliance with legislation and registration standards and inform ongoing improvement.
They can now be located under the Parent Information Tab or via this link Cewa Executive Directives
The CECWA Whistleblower Policy is applicable to all members of the broad CEWA community. The Policy is publicly available on CEWA’s external website via the link: https://www.cewa.edu.au/policy/whistleblower-policy/