St Teresa’s is an intimate, nurturing school of academic excellence, as well as sporting and cultural prowess, situated in the heart of Rosebank (Intermediary Phase and High School) and in Craighall Park (Foundation Phase). We are an Independent Catholic Girls’ Mercy School whose values are collaboration, compassion, excellence, global responsibility and spiritual development.
St Teresa’s School forms part of the worldwide Mercy family which has been educating girls since the Sisters of Mercy were founded in Ireland in 1831 by Catherine McAuley. St Teresa’s was founded in 1930 and today, 88 years later, St Teresa’s is a much respected independent school proud of its unique tradition and its successes which are measured by the outstanding girls who have passed through its grounds.
It is the teaching and learning of the young women in our care that is at the epi-centre of what we do at school. Child-centred learning ensures that each individual pupil is taken care of spiritually, academically, physically, culturally and emotionally. The values of the school play a key role in what is learnt within and beyond the classroom. The principle of “A small school with a big heart” is the basis of the development of caring, compassionate young women who also need to be astute and discerning.
Along with the formal IEB education that we offer, we offer a variety of opportunities through which the learners are encouraged to grow and learn. Whether it is through our outreach programme called Rosies Beyond Borders, our Saturday School called Ububele, weekly life-skills courses, leadership courses, Science EXPO, International Exchange Programmes, drama and music productions or public speaking programmes, every learner at St Teresa’s is welcomed to a world of learning.
“No work of charity can be more productive to society than the careful instruction of women”.