Trust Respect Unity Excellence
St Peter’s is a co-educational primary school located in the Bedford/Inglewood area of Perth. The school has 750 students from Pre Kindy 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.
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 Primary School is a triple-stream, Catholic co-educational primary school situated approximately ten kilometres east of the Perth CBD. The school has an enrolment of approximately 750 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, and draws the majority of its students from the parish of Bedford/Inglewood. Our vision is for our students to graduate as successful learners and are prepared for the future with a strong faith and the values of trust, respect, unity and excellence. At St Peter’s we derive strength from our motto ‘VERITAS’, meaning truth, which inspires us to learn, achieve and serve in truth. In addition to our motto there are four core values which underpin our school community: Trust, Respect, Unity and Excellence (TRUE). The staff provides an integrated curriculum for all students, with Religious Education as the focus. The curriculum draws together the concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and values from the West Australian Curriculum in developing the competencies of critical and creative thinking, personal and social capabilties, and intercultural understanding. There are a range of specialist programs including Music, Drama/Dance, Science, Physical Education, Library, Italian, EMU, Reading Recovery and GATe. St Peter's has successfully endeavoured to establish close ties with the parent and school community, resulting in greater involvement by parents in their child's education, community building and, ultimately, better outcomes for students. The school also enjoys a strong relationship with the local parish.
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