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Saint Theresa's School 

161 King Street, Windsor,
phone 03 2176502


A warm welcome to St Theresa’s School, Invercargill which is an integrated Catholic Primary School catering for children from New Entrants to Year 6.

St Theresa’s is a place where children have positive learning experiences, a place where we can celebrate learning and success.

We have a curriculum that encourages innovation, and excellence through quality teaching and learning.

Our Catholic education encompasses the gospel values of Truth (Pono), Respect (Tapu), Perseverance (Hiringa), Courage (Maia) & Love (Aroha)

We foster the special character of our school through the charism of Saint Therese of Lisieux and our founders the Dominican order.

Our school culture encourages our children to develop and share their many gifts and talents.

We are fortunate to be supported by the St Theresa’s Parish Community as well as a very active Parent Group and Board of Trustees.

We look forward to you finding out more about what St Theresa’s can offer your whanau and together we can create the best possible learning environment for your children.

I know that by choosing this school, you are making a clear choice for what a Catholic education can do for your child now and in the future.

Our staff looks forward to welcoming your whanau to our community.

Julian Ineson


Mission Statement

Like St Theresa we do the small things well to make a big difference.
Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu. 
(Although small, it is of great value)


To provide a learning community, in a Catholic environment, where children can achieve their full potential and learn to be true to God, to others and to themselves.

Gospel Values

Truth (Pono) to be accountable and act ethically

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Respect (Tapu) for our faith, self, others, and human rights

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you” Matthew 7:12

Perseverance (Hiringa) to aim high, to be innovative and inquire, participation for the common good.

“And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.” Thessalonians 3:13

Courage (Maia) to give things a go

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Love (Aroha) for our faith, self, our achievement, for others and the environment

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. . .And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 

What others say about our school 

"They (students) have many opportunities for leadership and service to the community." (Special Character Review 2016)
"There are high levels of achievement in writing and mathematics, and even higher in reading." (ERO 2015)

“They learn through the breadth and depth of the New Zealand Curriculum in line with Catholic teachings and values." (ERO 2015)