St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School was established by the Archbishop of Perth to continue the Mission of Jesus Christ. The mission is fulfilled by bringing the Good News to all humanity and through its influence, transforming humanity. This school assists parents whose desire it is to educate their children in the Christian tradition. Staff work with parents in the formation of Christian values and conscience.
This work is part of the broader mission of the Church.
The task of the school is fundamentally a synthesis of culture and faith, a synthesis of faith and life. The first is reached by integrating all the different aspects of human knowledge through the subjects taught in the light of the gospel, the second is the growth of the virtues characteristic of the Christian – The Catholic School.
Pope John Paul II spoke clearly about the purpose of Catholic schools.
The Catholic school is a witness to the truth that genuine education seeks to do more than simply impart knowledge or train people to perform economically productive tasks. All education worthy of the name seeks to bring forth as it were a full person, a person in whom moral excellence is no less developed than are the theoretical and productive abilities.