By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

At St Therese’s Catholic Primary School Lakemba, we offer our students an engaging and challenging academic program through the following.

Skills for Tomorrow

Our teachers are dedicated, highly skilled and pastorally caring in teaching multi-disciplinary concepts, music, arts and sports to develop the necessary skills needed for the 21st century. These skills ensure students think creatively, work cooperatively, and communicate and collaborate effectively while developing critical thinking for an ever-changing and challenging world.

Respectful Relationships

St Therese’s aims to deliver excellent social and emotional learning opportunities to assist each student in developing positive and respectful connections with their peers.

Differentiated Learning

At every stage, children at St Therese’s receive access to learning programs that specifically cater for their individual learning needs, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy. Specialist teachers provide gifted, extension and diverse learning opportunities, to support them in achieving their educational potential.

Every term, St Therese’s uses a Data Team to assess every student in the school and track their learning growth and learning needs. This information is then used in collaborative planning to ensure that teachers are responsive to the individual learning needs of every child.