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NEWS: EXAMINATION WEEK begins Monday, 3rd November ..... PARENT CONSULTATION EVENINGS will run on Monday, 17th November between 6.00pm and 9.00pm and also on Wednesday, 19th November between 4.00pm and 6.30pm .....
 

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

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.

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Curriculum

 

At Vita et Pax, we are free to set our own curriculum, but use the national Curriculum guidelines to inform our planning. Each area of study is regularly reviewed and enriched to ensure it meets the needs of all our pupils. Children’s different needs are catered for through extra adult support, focused group work and one to one tuition. It is an approach which enables us to put in place a programme of early intervention and enrichment to help nurture and develop individual needs.

 

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