Frequently Asked Questions
Are students allowed to go to the mall during lunch?
St. Theresa Catholic School is a closed campus. Students will not be allowed to leave at their own will during the course of the day.
There is a cafeteria available for students to purchase lunch in advance, 5 days a week.
Safety cannot be guaranteed when students leave the school site. The Police Resource Officer has indicated that it is not safe for students to go to the mall, as there often are individuals known to them that frequent the mall. Many neighboring schools allow their students to leave during lunch.
We do not recommend that students leave the school during lunch hour, however it is a parent's prerogative to allow their child to leave.
Students only will be allowed to bring a note from a parent to leave school property for one day at a time.
- The note must include: Date, student name, where the student is allowed to go, parent phone number and a parent signature.
- Students must provide the note to school administration by morning break of that day.
- The names of the students who are allowed to leave campus will be given to lunch hour supervisors.
- If students who do leave campus are late returning to school, they will not be allowed off campus again until further notice.
Will our students be allowed to interact with the public high school students?
When students are outside, there will be adequate supervision to deter any interaction between the students from other schools.
To date, there have been no issues with any interaction with the students from the high school.
What opportunities are there for student leadership?
Leadership opportunities at St. Theresa Catholic Middle School will strive to be student-driven and encourage shared decision making.
Staff would like to maintain a close relationship with our sister schools, Jean Vanier Catholic and Madonna Catholic School. We will be open to setting up opportunities to mentor younger students, to attend celebrations and special events to foster connections with these schools.
Each class will have the opportunity to lead school assemblies and prayers.
Student Council will be an active part of the school, with representatives from each classroom taking part in the council.
Sports Leadership students will assist with the organization and running of intramural events in the school.