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School Uniform

All items are required unless stated as optional.

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School Staff

 

Full Time Teaching Staff

Mrs M O’Connor       B.Ed.(Hons), M.Sc.Ed.Mgt               Headmistress
Mrs E Hall-Freeman M.A.Ed., D.R.S.A.M., O.C.R. SpLD – Director of Studies

Mrs K Newton B.A. EYPS                           Nursery                             
Miss J Gillman B.A.(Hons), PGCE Reception
Miss L F Abeysundera B.A.(Hons), PGCE Class 1
Mrs F Archer B.Ed.    Class 2
Miss K Cook B.A.(Hons) Class 3
Ms F Howard B.A PGCE Class 4
Ms S de Araujo  B.Sc Class 5D
Mr S Harper B.A.(Hons), GTP Class 5H
Mr L Donovan B.A.(Hons), GTP Class 6
Mrs H Constantis B.Ed. (Hons)                                                                                                                           

Part Time Teaching Staff

Mrs M Torres-Giron  B.A MFl QTS                Spanish                                           
Mr M Worton    P.E
Mrs H Destro  BSc P.E

Classroom Support

Mrs N Aurelius                                          Nursery                                             
Mrs M Kadriu Nursery
Mrs  R Vacca Reception
Mrs M Cloonan Class 1
Mrs L Brown  Class 2
Mrs S Spanos Class 3

School Administration

Ms J Grayson                                           Bursar                                               
Mrs A Harris  Administration/Welfare
Mr B Gunshinan Site Management

 

 

School Fees

Generally, fees are set for the whole year with no age-related incremental increase as the pupils progress through the school.

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History

The Benedictine Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Olivet was founded in 1319 by Blessed Bernard Ptolomei.  He built the first monastery in the mountains near Sienna and called it Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the Archabbey is still on the same site.  The congregation is a branch of the old tree of the Benedictine Order started by Saint Benedict around 500AD.  The monks wear white habit in honour of the purity of Our Lady, to whom they have a special devotion.

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Extra Curricular & Clubs

At Vita et Pax we offer a wide range of extra curricular activities for pupils of all ages.

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Council of Management

 

Ms P Clear-Doughty (Chair)

Mrs H Casbolt
Mrs S Fennessy

Mr C Howell
Mrs S Mehta

Mr S Payne
Mr A Patel

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Aims & Principles

At Vita et Pax, we aim to provide a safe and caring environment in which children feel secure and valued. We provide children with the vital skills needed to enable them to realise their full potential, personally, socially and academically.

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School Council

The school aims to allow pupils to contribute to the vision of our school.

Twice yearly from years 3 – 6 pupils put themselves forward to serve on the School Council and are voted for by their peers.

They meet weekly and help organise charity fundraising as well as being the pupil voice to the School Management.
 
“School Council members are elected by their peers and take their responsibilities seriously" ISI June 2011

Term Dates

This advance notification of the term dates is available to enable families to arrange family holidays within School holiday dates. Disruption is caused to the pupil and, more importantly, to others in the class when the dates are not adhered to.

 

2015 - 2016

Michaelmas Term 2015 (Autumn)

 September

 3rd

Term Begins 8:45 am

 October

 19t 30th

Mid Term

 December

 16th

Term Ends 12:00 noon

 

Lent Term 2016 (Spring)

 January

 11th

Term Begins 8:45 am

 February

 15th  19th

Mid Term

 March

 23rd
 Term Ends 2:00 pm

 

Trinity Term 2016 (Summer)

 April

14th

Term Begins 8:45 am

 May

 30th  3rd June

Mid Term

 July

 8th

Term Ends 2:00 pm

Our History

The Benedictine Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Olivet was founded in 1319 by Blessed Bernard Ptolomei.  He built the first monastery in the mountains near Sienna and called it Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the Archabbey is still on the same site.  The congregation is a branch of the old tree of the Benedictine Order started by Saint Benedict around 500AD.  The monks wear white habit in honour of the purity of Our Lady, to whom they have a special devotion.

Read more: Our History