For Students

At St Therese’s, we believe that we are all unique, created in the image of God, and challenged to love one another as God loves us. We recognise each child/person’s right to be safe and to learn.

We respect each other and celebrate our cultural diversity. Within the context of Catholic schools, the practice of effective Pastoral Care is the responsibility of every staff member.

School rules and expectations

  • Be a good learner
  • Be safe
  • Be honest
  • Be a peacemaker
  • Care for the environment.

These five school rules form a common language for students, parents and staff across all aspects of school life. They are displayed, explored and implemented.

Discipline

Through the implementation of positive behaviour management strategies, we aim to foster self-discipline where children understand their own rights and responsibilities. We share a common expectation that all members of staff are consistent in the implementation of behaviour management strategies. The staff refer ongoing concerns or issues to the Principal or a member of the executive. Corporal punishment by staff or any member of the community is prohibited.

Student Welfare

Appropriate student welfare programs are implemented in accordance with children’s specific needs. These programs aim to foster children’s wellbeing. Mandatory reporting to DOCS under the Child Protection Act applies. If parents or staff are not satisfied with the progress or outcome of such referrals, theyshould report directly to DOCS. Children or staff, requiring counselling are referred to the Principal and further services may be employed.

Playground expectations

At St Therese’s we aim to provide an attractive environment which is safe, happy and secure for children to work and play in.