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School Uniform

All items are required unless stated as optional.

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School Staff

Full Time Staff

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

Miss F Rizzo B.A.(Hons), PGCE
Mrs A Rogers B.Sc.(Hons), PGCE
Mr S Harper B.A.(Hons), GTP
Mrs H Constantis B.Ed. (Hons)
Miss H Keogh B.A.(Hons), PGCE
Mrs F Archer B.Ed.
Miss J Gillman B.A.(Hons), PGCE
Miss K Cook B.A.(Hons)
Mrs K Newton B.A. EYPS              

Miss L F Abeysundera B.A.(Hons), PGCE

 

Part Time Staff

Mrs B Bordeaux     Spanish 
Mr M Worton          P.E.
Mrs C Solomon      Gymnastics

 

Classroom Support

Mrs M Cloonan
Mrs S de Araujo
Mrs L Brown 

Mrs N Aurelius
Mrs S Spanos
Mrs R Vacca

 

Bursar

Ms J Grayson

 

Site Management

Mr B Gunshinan

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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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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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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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.

 

  Michaelmas Term 2014 (Autumn)

 September

 4th

Term begins 8:45am

 October

 20th  31st

Mid Term

 December

 17th

Term ends 12:00 noon

 

  Lent Term 2015 (Spring)

 January

 8th

Term begins 8:45am

 February

 16th  20th

Mid Term

 March

 31st  Term Ends 2:00pm

 

Trinity Term 2015 (Summer)

 April

 23rd

Term begins 8:45am

 May

 25th  29th

Mid Term

 July

 9th

Term ends 2:00pm
 
 In-service days for Staff
 Tuesday 2nd September 2014  Wednesday 22nd April 2015
 Wednesday 3rd September 2014  Friday 10th July 2015
 Wednesday 7th January 2015  

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