SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary school, set in the heart of the conservation area of Mitcham, is a vibrant, diverse and energetic learning community. Our Mission Statement places Christ at the centre of our lives and our learning, reflecting our vision for all children to become the best that they can be. It is our desire that all of our children learn the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that will enable them to take their place in society both now and in the next stages of their lives.
We are a worshipping community, enjoying the importance of prayer and reflection in our lives. We have a thriving relationship with the parish of SS Peter and Paul, with regular visits from the Parish Priest and his clergy. We celebrate Mass with the whole school and in smaller groups; and we also hold year group liturgies each term. However, prayer is present at many other occasions throughout each day – at morning, at lunchtime, at the end of the day, as well as spontaneously.
We are a learning community, involving our children in the learning process, encouraging dialogue, questioning, collaborative learning and recognising how and when learning takes place. This extends to our children’s understanding of Building Learning Power through developing attitudes that enable them to become resourceful, reflective, resilient and reciprocal learners.
The focus upon learning combines with our adherence to Gospel values to create a clear and positive approach to the way we manage behaviour. Understanding of the causes of conflict and how to deal with these is important to us, but we do not tolerate bullying in any form. We are proud of our positive and constructive behaviour management approaches, which lead to our school being very harmonious and cohesive.
We are an open community and enjoy inviting parents and other visitors into our school to share learning experiences. We believe that these partnerships are essential in enabling our children to become responsible citizens, respecting themselves, each other and the world around them.