MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

St Teresa’s Junior Primary is situated in the leafy suburb of Craighall Park. We are a Catholic school, welcoming girls of all faiths. Our school is a happy place filled with busy, cheerful and content young girls. Our girls excel in this nurturing environment, which sees each child as special in her own unique way. The relationship between the staff and the girls is one of mutual respect and compassion.

Our Mercy Ethos permeates our whole school day. We start each day together with a Christian message, prayers and a song of praise. This sets the tone for the day. As we strive to always do our best during the day, to reach our full potential, we do this in a caring way, mindful of the needs of others. Our girls learn the Christian values of living harmoniously through cooperation, compassion, fair play, forgiveness and honesty. There is one overriding rule at the Junior Primary and that is to “Be Kind”.

We are ever aware that we are educating the whole child, mind, body and soul. It is therefore vital to balance academic and physical pursuits. Our girls gain confidence, self-discipline and learn the value of team spirit, as they enjoy a variety of physical and cultural activities that are offered both during and after school.

Unconditional acceptance and love of the child leads to happy, confident children who feel secure enough to explore and take risks. Our staff works together enthusiastically, keeping abreast of the latest education trends to develop the girls’ skills and knowledge, enabling them to deal with the challenges in education and life that lie ahead.

We encourage a Growth Mindset in our girls. This mindset promotes persistence, thinking outside of the box, lateral thinking, creativity and the freedom to discover and explore.

I invite you to contact us, to visit and see the school for yourselves, to experience classes in action and to meet the teachers.

I look forward to the opportunity to greet you on our campus in the near future.

Mrs Lynne Elfick
Principal: Junior Primary