For Students

At St Therese School, we develop leadership skills in our students and we encourage them to be part of the decision making process of our school. We develop these skills in a number of ways, such as the Buddy program,  Student Representative Council and Mini-Vinnies.

Buddy Program

Prior to beginning Kindergarten the following year, students are welcomed to our school through a transition program in Term 4. During this program, the Kindergarten student meets the Year 5 student who will be their buddy during their first two years of school. The Year 5 students work hard to ensure that their buddies feel safe and settled at school and regularly join them for lunch.

Student Representative Council

Students from all grades are invited to nominate themselves to represent their class as a member of the Student Representative Council (SRC). The students vote for two representatives in each class who meet regularly to plan fun ways to involve the student body in the life of the school. At the end of each year, students from Kindergarten to Year 6 vote for the students who will lead the school the following year as School Captains, Vice Captains.  Years 4, 5 and 6 vote for Sport Captains.

The activities that the SRC has organised in recent years have included talent quests, spelling bees, art competitions and mufti days.

Social Justice

Initiatives in social justice were the focus of the SRC in 2017. A variety of projects were undertaken by these children to collect funds to support  Project Compassion, Catholic Mission, Charitable Works Fund and the St Vincent de Paul Society.

A student led group, the Mini-Justice Crew, began the process of implementing social justice and charitable works initiatives within the school community in 2011 and continues to work tirelessly for St Vincent de Paul and other charitable works.