St Teresa’s School is a co-educational Catholic integrated full primary school with approximately 160 – 200 students from Year One to Eight. St Teresa’s School is situated behind St Teresa’s Church in Karori, an established suburb 6kms from downtown Wellington. As a Catholic School, we celebrate our faith with prayer, liturgy, and Masses throughout the year, and we are a treasured part of St Teresa’s parish family. Our school and parish are within the Wellington Archdiocese.
St Teresa’s School was founded by the Mercy Sisters, and later the Marist Sisters taught at the school for a number of years. We strive to follow the Mercy values that Jesus Christ teaches us: respect, justice, hospitality, compassion and concern for the poor and vulnerable.
At St Teresa’s School we follow the Religious Education Programme for Catholic Primary Schools in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We also celebrate our ethnic diversity and embrace learning about the cultures within our school.
St Teresa’s is big enough to provide lots of opportunities, yet small enough to know everyone’s name. We ensure that each child will be empowered to learn and achieve personal excellence. Students at St Teresa’s are supported in their learning in an atmosphere of praise and encouragement.
We are committed to high quality teaching programmes that continuously improve the level of student progress and achievement in Reading, Writing and Mathematics in relation to National Standards. All teachers are supported in providing high quality classroom programmes through access to quality teaching and learning resources, and a responsive professional learning programme.
Come in and visit us soon.
Mary-Angela Tombs, Principal