About St Peter’s

St Peter’s is a co-educational primary school located in the Bedford/Inglewood area of Perth. The school has 700 students from years Kindergarten to Year 6. The school was originally established by the Dominican Sisters in 1941. The school motto Veritas – Truth links us back to our Dominican foundation that was built by the Sisters. The Dominican mission which continues to be ours is to plant the seeds of faith to inform the hearts and minds of students. We aspire to be a place where the beauty and power of the Christian faith is never imposed but proposed in every possible way.

School Profile

St Peter’s School derives its strength from truth and honesty with God and one another. As we strive to model the love of Jesus, our teaching and learning will reflect the needs and interests of individuals and the community..

St Peter’s is a developing triple stream co-educational primary school situated about 6 kilometres north of the CBD. The school has an enrolment of approximately 700 students from kindergarten to Year 6 and draws the majority of students from within the Parish of Bedford/Inglewood.

The staff provides an integrated curriculum for all the students with Religious Education as the focus. The curriculum draws together the concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and values from the curriculum framework in developing the competencies of expressing, investigating, communicating, creating and reflecting. St Peter’s offers a range of specialist programs including a Reading Recovery Program, Extension Program, EMU Mathematics Program, as well as Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts and Indonesian. The school has also been part of the RAISE Literacy Initiative and Primary Connections program.

The school endeavours to establish close links with parents that result in:

  • Greater understanding by parents of their children’s schooling
  • Greater understanding by teachers of the students and their needs
  • Better communication between home and school
  • High student morale and confidence
  • More goodwill and mutual esteem between parents and teachers
  • Greater involvement by parents in school activities
  • A happier school

St Peter’s Church and the school share common ground and a number of facilities. The Parish Priest is very supportive of the school and has built a good relationship between the staff and students.

The School Board plays an integral part in the school and have carried St Peter’s through various building programs of our current site to cater for our developing triple stream. The site now provides children with an attractive learning environment and also an excellent working environment for staff.

The Parents and Friends are an active body who support the school financially and encourage social interaction between parents and also between parents and staff.

Greg Ward, Principal

Principal’s Welcome

We Inspire Students

Our core purpose as a school is to inspire our students to learn, achieve and to serve in truth. There is a striving to see beyond appearances to greater realities and true happiness. We are looking for each of our students to accept each challenge and complete each task successfully. As a school community, we are providing each of our children with an education that builds a platform for success. There are a wide range of quality educational opportunities that foster the spiritual, academic, physical and emotional/social development of our students. Specialist programs in Music, Physical Education, The Arts and Science enrich the curriculum that is delivered. Each student is known and cared for, and there is a recognition of each child’s unique qualities and abilities. The teaching and learning programs have an emphasis on deliberate and focused interventions for students. We cater for a diverse range of students with varying learning needs. There is a safe, caring and nurturing environment at St Peter’s that children can flourish in.

We Partner with Parents

We value the partnership we have with parents to foster a healthy pattern of development in our students. Parents are encouraged to participate and be involved in the life of the school through class programs, canteen, sport and the Parents and Friends Association. St. Peter’s benefits from the generous contribution of parents to school activities and St Peter’s is known for its strong and enduring community spirit.

It is the lived experience of the members of the St Peter’s community that gives it an outstanding reputation for the quality of the education environment that has been created and maintained at the school. I commend our website to you and welcome you to the St Peter’s community.

Greg Ward, Principal

We acknowledge the original inhabitants of this land, the Nyungar people,
and show respect for their ancestors and traditions.