2020-2021

Kingswood Residential 2021

From Friday 24th to Monday 27th September, a group of Year 5 children were at the Caritas Christi In Urbe Residential Weekend at the Kingswood Centre in Staffordshire. Children from eight of our Caritas schools were there supported by the staff at the centre and school staff. 

Thank you to Mrs Rivett, head teacher at St. Clare's School for organising this event and thank you to Miss Goupilliere for taking the children from our school.

 

Overnight experience

On Friday 17th September, sixty-three Junior children came to school at 8.00 p.m. and stayed at school until 8.00 a.m. on Saturday morning for an ‘Overnight Experience’. This initiative is linked to the focus of ‘Dignity of the Human Person’, the theme running across our curriculum for the Autumn  Term.

The children had a simple supper of biscuits and hot chocolate. The thirty-six children from Year 3 and Year 4 who joined us slept on mats, in sleeping bags or under blankets and duvets in the hall; this was to reflect finding shelter indoors. The twenty-seven Year 5 and Year 6 children made temporary shelters from large pieces of cardboard and slept outdoors on the grassed area by the playgrounds. In the morning, breakfast was toast and water. This experience was to enable the children to gain an understanding and empathy for the challenges facing the homeless.

The children who participated were amazing. They embraced the opportunity fully and despite the hardship behaved wonderfully. Thank you to the parents and carers who allowed their children to participate. A particular thank you to the staff who led the event; Miss Walk, Miss Gold, Miss Gibbon, Mrs Allport and Miss Bennett joined Mr. Corkery to give the children this unique insight to the life less fortunate people lead.

 

 

2019- 2020

 

 

Kingswood Residential 2019

Special Events 2017-2018

 There's always plenty going on at our school - such as day trips, visitors who come to school to entertain or work with the children, and other special occasions during the year. On this page you can look back on some of our special events, and share the memories with us

Thursday 28th June 2018 

Year 2 hosted a jungle theme day for the rest of key stage 1. We took part in lots of challenges and games. Some of them were a little messy!

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 26th June 2018 

7 children from Year 4, Nikola, Chiaku, Hien, Prince, Noah, Karam and Sukhsimran took part in the First Caritas Christi Science Fayre held at St Paul's Girls Secondary School. We demonstrated how to make shadow puppets to children and teachers from the Caritas Christi group. We explored a range of different experiments from making volcano lava to slime to making sounds. We were also shown some amazing experiments by Jupiter Jack from the Mad Science Club. It was a great first time event and we look forward to taking part in another fayre soon.

Monday 21st May 2018 

6 children took part in the annual Boccia festival (William Y6, Hassan Y5, Shaivi Y4, Aden Y3, Kacper Y3 and Thanh Y3.) Boccia is similar to bowls, a sport which requires precision to hit the target ball. We are excited to announce that St Teresa's School came SECOND place out of 7 schools competing for the title of Boccia Champions!

 

Tuesday 19th December

KS2 performed Hosanna Rock! a modern retelling of the Nativity at St Teresa's Church. There was singing and music and dancing. The children were fantastic. A huge thank you to the families who came and supported us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 15th December

Children from Year 5 and Year 6 represented the school at the Caritas Christi In Urbe Carol Service at St. Chad's Cathedral. 

 

 

Monday 20th November

Today we played a new and exciting game called...BOCCIA!

William (Year 6) Hassan, Gerrard (Year 5) and Thanh, Kacper, Aden (Year 3) were invited to St. Francis school to take part in the Boccia tournament.

Boccia is where you have a Jack ball (target ball) in which you have to aim your team's ball as close to the target as possible. It takes great concentration, accuracy and precision.

We are very pleased to say that St. Teresa's came second place out of 7 schools competing.

 

Monday 31st October

Although we all belong to a large Catholic family of St Teresa's, today we celebrated our diversity by wearing our cultural and traditional clothing or colours! We represented many countries far and wide such as Jamaica, India and Poland and some closer to home e.g. England and Ireland.

Friday 20th October

Year 6 showcased their talents during the first class assembly of the school year all about the Victorians. We were treated to workers from the mine, pickpockets and the rich household as well as a trip in time to a Victorian school.

Thursday 19th October

Year 5 led our Harvest Festival Mass. Father David told us about how there are many people in our city who do not have enough food and we had a collection for a local food bank.

Friday 6th October

Congratulations to all those children who were awarded certificates today.

 

Monday 2nd October

Year 6 visited the Black Country Living Museum to find out about life in Victorian times! They went down the mine and spent some time in a Victorian schoolroom too! See more on the Y6 page!

Friday 29th September

Macmillan Coffee Morning. We were joined by family and friends of St Teresa's to eat cakes (raise money) for this very worthwhile cause. So far over £400 has been raised. See more pictures here

Friday 29th September

Year 4 visited St John the  Evangelist Church in Perry Barr. They had the opportunity to look round the Church and had a  talk about the Church from Father Barrie Scott. More on the Y4 page!

 

Friday 29th September

Year 2 visited the Gurdwara.

 

 

 

 

Thursday 28th September

Y6 visited Birmingham Central Mosque where they had a guided tour of the mosque building and observed one of the daily prayer services. For more information see the Y6 page,

Thursday 28th September

Y3 visited the Jewish Synagogue at Singer's Hill in Birmingham.  Some of the boys tried on the prayer shawls worn by men only. There was even some weddings! More on the Y3 page!

Thursday 28th September

 Year 5 went to a Hindu temple - Shri Venkateswara (Balaji)  in Tividale. They learned a lot about the Hindu religion. Find out more on the Y5 page!

Thursday 28th September

We celebrated National Poetry Day today with an awesome assembly! Click HERE to hear see some of our performances!

Tuesday 26th September

Well done to all those children from Year 5 who went on Play Leader training today. We look forward to seeing your new skills in action soon on the playground. More pictures on the Y5 Page..

 

Monday 25th September

Year 1 visited the Sealife Centre

 

 

Friday 22nd September

Congratulations to all those children who were awarded certificates today. Particularly well done to all those who achieved their violin Grade 1 Certificates too.

Wednesday 20th September

Today we held our elections for this year's House Captains. We heard some very persuasive speeches and then voted for the candidate we felt had the was going to lead the best. For more information click on school council

Friday 15th September

Congratulations to all those children who were awarded certificates today. There were lots of hard workers as well as a couple of swimming sisters and a violin playing-swimming-gymnast! Well done!

Wednesday 13th September

Today was the 101st birthday of Roald Dahl. Lots of the children and staff dressed up and read his books, watched films and generally celebrated his day in style!

Friday 8th September

Congratulations to all those children who were awarded certificates in our first celebration assembly of the year! You are off to a flying start!