What is it that we hope our children will achieve at school?
For most parents, one of the key outcomes is that our children will be happy and confident in themselves, and in their relationships with others.
In supporting this objective, St Teresa's College places great emphasis on helping our boys grow in their understanding of themselves, their emotions and their responses to the world around them. We aim to help them use this knowledge to show qualities that are common amongst good men, good husbands, good fathers and leaders within communities: honesty, respect, compassion, loyalty, wisdom, responsibility, resilience, determination, spirituality, and justice. It is these qualities that guide our Pastoral Care Program as it supports our students through their journey towards becoming men. At St. Teresa's College we are committed to growing ‘Boys 2 men'.
Nurtured within the traditions of a Catholic School, our boys are welcomed into an environment of care where they are happy. We believe that happy students are better learners and will grow into happy, healthy men who have the courage to make a positive contribution to their communities.
Educating boys is our core business and at St Teresa's College we take great pride in providing our boys with an environment where they can be just that, boys.
The size of St Teresa's College means that all students are known well. This fosters an environment of trust, support and friendship. It is this personal and communal approach that is the hallmark of St Teresa's College.
A strong sense of community underpins all that we do within the College. Our boys live within a vertical House System, with each House comprising of approximately 50 students from years 8 to 12. This provides a peer support system for our younger boys whilst providing leadership opportunities for our young men.
The day school offers our students with the opportunity to identify with students of their own age, providing each Year Level a sense of identity. Each year level is under the guidance of a Year Level Coordinator and a team of Homeroom teachers.
Additional support is offered by other members of our Pastoral Care Team that includes the Principal, the Deputy Principals (Pastoral and Residential), AP - Studies, APRE, Head of Boarding, and College Counsellor. Further support is offered through the staff of the Learning Enhancement Centre (LEC), College Nurse, Sports Master, Careers Adviser, classroom teachers and residential staff.
Parents play an integral role in our Pastoral Care Program and are invited to work in close partnership with the College. Parents are encouraged to contact the College to discuss any matter relating to their son's life at Gowrie.