Intermediate Phase Principal Welcome
St Teresa’s Intermediate Phase has a significant place in a girl’s education. Having left the secure and nurturing environment of the Foundation Phase, we have three short years to prepare our girls for High School. The challenges of meeting these requirements are easily met as our ethos and value base is so sound.
St Teresa’s was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1930. A Catholic-based school, it was the first school to open its doors to pupils of all colours and creeds long before legislation allowed this in schools. It has a long tradition of producing exceptional young ladies who are caring, independent and well-grounded as they follow the example of our Foundress Mother Catherine McAuley.
One of our fundamental values is to ensure that young ladies uphold traditional values of Spiritual Growth, Compassion, Global vision and Responsibility, Excellence and Collaboration. These traits are encouraged at all times, whether in the classroom, play grounds,sports field or in cultural activities.
The Intermediate Phase has a sound academic record and girls are taught in a variety of styles and genres, which allows every girl the chance of learning in a manner that suits her learning style. We pride ourselves on exceptional educators who are specialists in their subjects. The entire school writes a numeracy and literacy benchmarking test at the beginning of each year to assess each child’s progress and to establish that she is progressing at the relevant pace each year. The Grade 6s take part in the International Benchmarking test (IBTs) each year to ensure that St Teresa’s is keeping abreast with international standards too. A number of our girls score very highly in these tests.
Our facilities allow girls to take part in a large variety of sporting and cultural activities. All sports are offered at both a competitive as well as a social level. Mass participation is paramount, allowing as many girls as possible to participate in a selection of sporting codes. The cultural programme allows for children to participate in art, choir, marimbas, drama, recorder, piano, and guitars as well violin and cello. A separate afternoon is set aside so that girls are able to enjoy both sporting and cultural activities.
The school is a small intimate community, and enjoys welcoming parents and extended family to join in many of the school’s social functions. We consider ourselves a large, happy family and one that works in collaboration with staff, parents and pupils to ensure that each child is nurtured and guided to be successful in yet another phase of her educational career.
As a result St Teresa’s girls leave our school as mature, self-confident young ladies who stride into the “Big wide World” happy and successful and knowing exactly who they are.
Join us to experience the wonderful, peaceful yet vibrant atmosphere that shapes young ladies for the future.