25 March 2020 - Update on COVID-19 from the HeadmasterView Video Messages
At St. Peter's, students are nurtured intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
We seek to maintain an environment where students are encouraged, valued and listened to.
The Pastoral Care of children attending St. Peter’s is a shared responsibility between the school and the community. Our teachers endeavour to create a culture of student engagement and responsibility where all children are aware of appropriate behaviours and choices. We work with students in our care and in partnership with parents. Communication is a vital element that can be used in conjunction with the student diary, or by phone or personal contact.
The Dean of each Stage also support class teachers in fulfilling their responsibilities, offering assistance in student welfare matters. Consultation with relevant executive staff is also available as required.
Our School engages the internal support of a School Counsellor, working with relevant students who have been referred. St. Peter's also works collaboratively with external professional agencies to support students and families with specific needs.
In all situations, we consider each case individually. Our desire is always to maintain a restorative justice approach.
Our House system encompasses and develops pastoral care, school spirit and encourages interaction between children of different ages. All students are members of a House Buddy Group which meets fortnightly to develop friendships and teach social and emotional skills. Every Year 6 student undertakes the important role of leading a Buddy Group and mentoring a Kindergarten student throughout the year.
We embrace student voice and seek to hear their ideas and opinions. Every student at St. Peter's has the opportunity to meet face to face with our Headmaster Mr Gorman during our popular 'Chips and Chat' sessions over recess. This has proved to be a wonderful initiative in gaining a unique insight into all aspects of our School.