Educational Goals

st. Theresa's School strives to realize the national goals of education. But it does so with its own Spirit and Vision. Our thrust - EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE requires that we pursue the following goals and objectives.

1. OPTION FOR THE POOR

  • Whether we teach the rich or the poor, all our educational institutions make a preferential option for the poor, which is a Gospel imperative. This was also the option of our Founders.
  • In the spirit of the Gospel and in fidelity to the teaching of the Church and our traditions, we give priority to the cause of the poor, the oppressed and the marginalized. (Rule of Life 5:2)

2. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • We seek to promote personal growth of the students by imparting an integral formation. Integral development is not only the transition from less human conditions to those, which are more human, but also the development of the human person that enables her to improve and transform her surroundings.
  • We adopt a methodology that will facilitate the development of self-confidence, creative and critical thinking, skills of application and analysis.
  • We build a school climate, where in the students are motivated and encouraged to practice values. 
  • Religious and Moral instruction is imparted to the students to help them grow within their culture as integrated persons.

3. SOCIAL COMMITMENT

  • As Disciples of Christ, we make His compassion our own, which led Him to participate in our human history. In all our apostolic activities, we are called to be instruments of social change for justice and respect for persons. (Rule of Life 5:2)
  • We are required to create a suitable environment, where the backward class of students we opt for, feel at home. Therefore, there is a great need to promote enculturation in our schools.
  • Excursions and trips must lead the students to social awareness and social action.
  • The School maintains simplicity in uniform and the celebration of Annual Days.
  • Our Annual days offer maximum scope for a large-scale participation of the students.
  • All school honors, awards and positions of leadership have as one essential criterion of eligibility the social sensitivity of the students:
  • Every out-going student should participate in remedial teaching in the school, in out-reach programmes outside the school viz. literacy drive, open schools, social service programmes, adult education etc; exposure programmes to the life situations in villages. Develop a consciousness to build an environmental and ecological balance.
  • Parents are seen as partners and collaborators and hence regular parent-school contacts are maintained through the parent-teacher meetings.