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Dear Friends in Christ,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the St. Peter School
Website!  Through this page, we hope to keep you updated about
what is going on at our school, which since 1857 has been
forming the children of Belleville and whereabouts in the Catholic
Faith and in academic excellence.

We welcome in a special way those who browse through our
website as they consider enrolling their children at St. Peter’s
School.  Please be assured of our efforts to make the best
possible use of technology as we seek to provide an all-
encompassing formation to our students.  Be also assured that
St. Peter’s School continues to explore exciting new projects
under the leadership of Mrs. Marilyn Castellano, a seasoned
educator who brings a wealth of experience to our School.

During these past few months, we have made great strides in the
technological field.  Our state-of-the-art computer room was
dedicated by the Mayor of the Township of Belleville – Mr.
Raymond Kimble - in September 2009.  Furthermore, all our
classrooms feature brand-new smart-boards which provide our
teachers a tremendous help in interacting academically with their

We continue to work on expanding the bandwidth in our school
facility to enhance our staff and students’ experience in the use of
the Internet.

Your feedback is very important to us, so please do not hesitate
to contact us either by email or in person.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Ivan Sciberras
Saint Peter School
152 William Street
Belleville, New Jersey 07109
Phone 973-759-3143       Fax 973-759-4160       E-Mail: saintpeterschoolbelleville@gmail.com

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    It is with great joy that I present to you our new principal for St. Peter’s School.  After an
    arduous process that involved advertizing the position in the secular media, setting up
    of a Principal Search Committee, reviewing the résumés and interviewing the most
    suitable candidates from among them, Phyllis A. Sisco was discerned as the most fitting
    candidate to lead our School as of the upcoming School Year.  She graciously accepted
    our offer to become the new principal, fully cognizant of the importance of affording our
    students a Catholic education that shapes them into moral individuals who will contribute
    to the growth of the Kingdom of God and the community.

    Mrs. Sisco brings with her nearly thirty years of experience as an educator.  After having
    taught in a number of schools – both public and private – Mrs. Sisco served as Principal
    of Our Lady of the Magnificat School in Kinnelon, NJ.  According to her former employer,
    Mrs. Sisco “provided excellent academic leadership, evidenced by the school’s vastly
    improved curriculum and “Star” school status … brought both much needed discipline
    and a strong work ethic … motivated and inspired teachers, and fostered and advanced
    the use of technology throughout the school.”

    Mrs. Sisco’s academic achievements are second to none, having received a Master in
    Elementary Education in 1988 and a Master in Arts in Educational Administration in 2004.  
    All this augurs well for St. Peter’s School, as we work together to make our school a place
    of excellence in all areas.

    Parents, prospective parents, alumni and supporters of St. Peter’s School will have to
    opportunity to get to know Mrs. Sisco during a “Meet and Greet the New Principle” social,
    that will be held this coming Tuesday (August 31) from 7PM to 9PM at the Rectory.  All will
    have the opportunity to greet Mrs. Sisco, enjoy a drink and some refreshments, in the
    company of fellow supporters of St. Peter’s School.  Hopefully, the new members of our
    faculty will also be present at the gathering.

    As you can see, it has indeed been a busy summer at St. Peter’s School, which also saw
    the refurbishment of the Gym floor, installation of new fire-doors and the installation of a
    new telephone and internet system.  We are now looking forward to the opening of the
    School Year.  

    I take this opportunity to invite those parents who are still considering affording their
    children a quality Catholic education to contact us in the coming days, or visit St. Peter’s
    School at their convenience.  Many parents have already seen that in spite of the
    struggles in paying for their children’s tuition, God always provides for those who put
    their trust in Him.

    I also take this opportunity to heart fully thank Brother Ralph Darmento, F.S.C. (from the
    Archdiocesan Schools Office) and the members of the Principal Search Committee for
    their dedication and the wise advice they provided me in discerning the new principal.  

                                                                                In Christ,

                                                                                Fr. Ivan Sciberras