Letter from the Principal
On behalf of the St. Simon’s School Community, I would like to welcome you and your child to St. Simon’s Parish School. This is an exciting time in your child’s life and we hope that over the next seven years of primary school your child will have an enjoyable and rewarding time.
It is important for teachers and parents to work together, and if this can be achieved then it is the children who benefit. Too often the school is spoken of as the provider of education and the important role and contributions of other institutions are minimised in the process. The three main contexts in which students learn and grow are the family, the school and the community. As this is where learning and growth takes place we can assert that the more these groups work together on education, then the more effective the learning outcomes will be. A school community partnership is a collaborative relationship among the family, school and Parish community designed to produce positive educational and social outcomes for our children.
St. Simon’s School is a Catholic Parish School, and by this we aim for all families to grow in the parish community and to experience the guidance and joy of the Catholic Faith.
Our theme for the year is, ‘Together we can do great things'.
In our entrance foyer we have placed a contemporary image of the human figure. There is no recognisable race, no specific colour of skin, there is no gender, and the images are all the same height. Therefore, in selecting this image we hope we can instil in the students the importance of accepting everyone.
We trust our students will understand the importance of respecting the views of others. We must also encourage the importance of developing respect for many different religions as this is more important in our world today, possibly more than ever before in these modern times.
I would like to welcome all parents into a long and happy relationship with St. Simon’s Primary School and Parish Community.