St Therese's Primary School, New Lambton was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926. The school is located within the Parish boundary of Holy Trinity Blackbutt North in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. St Therese's strives to 'bring Christ and His message in all its richness into the hearts and lives of all'.
To support the school's vision, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to respect the right of all to learn and grow. St Therese's has a strong focus on social justice and the reception of the sacraments encompassing our religious practices and values. Students, staff and families give expression to their faith through their involvement in prayer and liturgy.
The school supports several service learning initiatives. St Therese's has a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy offering quality programs as well as ESL and Special Needs programs catering for both gifted and talented students and those with particular learning needs. The school is responsive to student needs and provides opportunities for all students to achieve their best.
A key program developed by the staff - 'Learning in a Technology Rich Environment' is integral to the school's development plan and focuses on the development of technology and information skills. This is implemented across all key learning areas with a focus on developing skills for the twenty-first century learner. St Therese's fosters student creativity through the development and implementation of Kindergarten - Year 6 initiatives.
St Therese's focuses on developing strong relationships and has implemented the Positive Behaviours Support Framework using Restorative Justice practices as well as Friendly Schools and Families and Making Jesus Real programs. St Therese's offers students opportunities to be involved in choir, band, drama and a large variety of creative art activities.
Students are able to participate in a large variety of sporting endeavours. St Therese's has a well established culture and practice of consultation and partnership with key stakeholders and parents are involved in and support all aspects of school life. The school is involved in the local community participating and performing in a wide range of events and activities.
The school work through partnerships with parents and the wider community, to provide a holistic education which guides students to grow in their relationship with Christ and each other.
Students of St Therese's New Lambton are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Pius X High School, Adamstown.