At St Therese, we promote students to thrive both now and in the future by encouraging them to seize opportunities, broaden their knowledge and adapt to our ever-changing world.
‘Children and young people are at the heart of all our endeavours in Catholic education. As unique environments in which ‘faith, culture and life are brought into harmony’
Congregation for Catholic Education 1997, The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium.
‘Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne promote wellbeing and human flourishing by nurturing the whole person…This is a journey in partnership with parents, who are the first educators of their children. In Catholic schools, wellbeing encompasses all dimensions of life. As a central outcome of schooling, wellbeing is integral to learning excellence, good health and life success
A positive sense of wellbeing can foster higher levels of engagement, school connectedness, emotional vitality, psychosocial functioning and academic performance. It is a key factor in enabling children and young people to contribute to society and enjoy meaningful and spiritually enriched lives.’
Catholic Education Melbourne eXcel: Wellbeing (2018).
Wellbeing encompasses mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. It is an important issue recognised in our curriculum, both explicit and implicit, and in our wider Catholic Education System.
St. Therese is working hard to develop students who will flourish. Students who are able to adapt to a fast-changing world. Young people who have confidence in themselves and respect for others. The St. Therese Strategic Plan for Wellbeing is our guide and our faith is our context. The Personal and Social Capability and the Ethical Thinking Capability from Vic Curriculum will also be included in class lessons.
You can read our full strategic plan here.
“At St. Therese all learners have the opportunity to discover, grow and be Christ Centred”