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INTRODUCTION

St. Theresa’s Convent School is a Holy Family Catholic school.  Here the process of education is informed and influenced by the teaching and example of Jesus Christ and is conducted in an atmosphere of care, respect and joy. Holy Family education is committed to the holistic development of each student in an environment of harmonious and active collaboration of parents, staff, pupils and management for the benefit of the whole school community.  Whilst the rights of the individual child are catered for the rights of the “common good” of all in the community are viewed as very important.

In order to prepare pupils to meet the challenges and demands of the future whilst maintaining the high standards of the school in a co-operative environment, the pupils of STC place a high value on respect, truth, loyalty, honesty, justice, compassion and reconciliation.

In doing so each learner must aim to abide by the terms of our Code of Conduct.

I undertake to:

  • take every opportunity to develop my spiritual life through service and worship
  • respect the Catholic, Christian faith
  • respect the rights, beliefs and dignity of others in a spirit of tolerance and humility
  • to aim for excellence in all I do
  • respect my own and other people’s property and the environment
  • behave in a manner that is worthy of myself and of my school
  • uphold the ethos, rules and tradition of the school, with English as the medium of communication in all classes except isiZulu and Afrikaans
  • demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times and display school spirit
  • accept the need to be involved fully in the life of the school and to making my talents and gifts available in the service of the school
  • wear my school uniform with pride and ensure that I am presentable at all times
  • avoid any behaviour that is dishonest, disrespectful or criminal                                

Central to the Code of Conduct are:

  1. the school rules that I will abide by
  2. the school motto --- For God, In Peace and Joy ---- which I aspire to uphold.