He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
What is important in the world?
It is the people, the people, the people
At St Teresa’s, people are the most important. We look for the best in our learners – getting to know them – what they enjoy, what they are good at, what they are challenged by – so that we can support them the way they need to be supported.
We have a mixture of diverse ethnicities making up our school community. While approximately 60% of our children are New Zealand European, and approximately 5% of NZ Māori decent. We also have a large contingent of Filipino families represented, as well as a number of children from Pacific Island nations. Other nationalities include English, Irish, Chinese, Indian, Latin American/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Sri Lankan, and other Asian and European nationalities.
We would like to learn about the cultures represented within our school community. If you would like to share your culture, there will be many opportunities during their time at St Teresa’s.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (English)
Ki te ingoa o te Matua, o te Tamaiti o te
Wairua Tapu. Ameme. (Māori)
I le suafa o le Tama, ma le Alo, ma le Agaga
Pa’ia. Amene. (Samoan)
I he huafa o e Tamai, mo e Alo, mo e
Haumalie, ma’ oui’oni. Amene. (Tongan)
I te igoa o te Tamana, te Ataliki, ma te
Agaaga Tapu. Amene. (Tokelauan)