During the Season of Advent, we are trying to follow Pope Francis' call to "warm hearts."
Remembrance Day observed with two minutes silence by whole school at 11am
Toothpaste Harvest for Calais Refugees
Our Harvest Festival looked quite different this year. Our school family wanted to do something practical to help the plight of the refugees currently living in dreadful conditions in Calais. By linking with Our Lady and All Saints Parish, Basildon, we have found a simple way of sending small gifts of hope to our brothers and sisters there. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone. Thank you!
Kingswood Residential Year 6 Visit
A flavour of our amazing three days. Dens designed to withstand a sea wind, leap of faith and wall climbing.Pupils gained so many new skills and challenged themselves in so many ways. Activities included Fencing, Abseiling, Zip-wiring, Swimming, Archery, Caving and go-karting.
We were very fortunate to be pilgrims on the Wednesday, visiting the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and attending Holy Mass there.
District Schools Sports Champions 2016!
We are thrilled to announce that our school won the District Schools Sports for the second year running. Despite being promoted to a higher league as a result of last year's success and competing against some very large schools, we secured the win. Congratulations to all the children who participated and grateful thanks to Mr. Dawes for all his hard work in preparing the children so well.
Diocesan Citizenship Award 2016
Each year, the school nominates a pupil to receive Bishop Alan's Citizenship Award, established in 2002 by Lord Alton. St. Teresa's is committed to the idea that to be a good Christian involves being a good citizen. The gospel requires us to "love our neighbour as ourselves."
This year, Chloe Knight (Y4) was chosen as the worthy recipient of this award. Chloe always demonstrates kindness towards others and in particular she has provided friendship to someone in need.
Mrs. Stevens was delighted to accompany several members of Chloe's family to the Cathedral to celebrate her achievement. Congratulations, Chloe. We are all very proud of you.
Quiet Garden Development
In 2008, pupils worked with a garden designer to plan a bespoke quiet garden for our school grounds. The project has taken time to come together but has been a huge success, bringing together members of the school community in a range of ways. Sincere and grateful thanks to everyone.
Our dear caretaker, Michael Cobbold RIP, sadly died on November 1st 2009. The school community have developed a wonderful garden in his memory.
It is a place where pupils will be able to learn the skills of gardening and caring for the environment. We know that Michael would have appreciated the garden himself and so this is a fitting tribute to a wonderful man.