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School Life – Secondary School

School Day

Code of Dress

Our Code of Dress allows considerable scope for individuality and self-expression. It enhances
our students’ dignity and respect for themselves and others.

The Code of Dress as specified below must be worn coming to and going home from school,
including during all Exams.

  • A kilt of the student’s choice, available from Uniformity and other outlets, properly
    pleated, worn to knee length.
  • Trousers of the student’s choice, which may be purchased from any retailer. Trousers
    must be either straight-leg or bootcut. They can be black, navy or charcoal (dark) grey and
    must be high-waisted.
  • A white shirt with a collar, which should be always tucked in.
  • A co-ordinating plain coloured jumper without cable, logos or design.
  • Plain dark shoes. Shoes may be loafers or moccasins. No canvas, sport shoes, pumps or
    boots may be worn in school.
  • Knee-length plain dark or white socks or tights.

See full dress code HERE

Student Support

Amber Flag

The Pieta House Amber Flag initiative recognises the efforts of schools, to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental well-being and eradicates the stigmas associated with mental health issues. We have an Amber Flag Project Team comprising a staff member as co-ordinator, a committee of eight Transition Year students, and other staff members across the whole Well-Being area of the school.


The Teresian School is an inclusive, safe place for students and we do not tolerate bullying in any form. We have a team of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who support their classmates and stand up to bullying across all years of the Secondary School. These ambassadors have been trained through the Diana Awards Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme.

The Teresian School Anti-Bullying Policy can be seen HERE

Pastoral Care


I ask you for a new system, a new method inspired in love.  St Pedro Poveda 

Rooted in our Christian and Povedan identity, pastoral care promotes the integral development of all members of the school community that is marked by freedom, respect, warmth, joy, simplicity, active participation and a sense of belonging. 

Staff, families and students promote a safe and supportive environment where students themselves are fully involved in the process of their own learning. Class tutors play a significant role in animating school life and encouraging commitment to justice and human rights. 


Pastoral care is coordinated by the Principal, Deputy Principal, Career Guidance, Students Office and the Pastoral Care Officer. This team promotes and addresses academic progress and challenges, the physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being of each student and all members of the school community. 


We must all cooperate. Each person has a place, a duty, a responsibility. St Pedro Poveda 

Compassion, caring attention and commitment to others are learned and experienced in volunteer activities, international solidarity projects and caring for the environment. This is another dimension where students can develop their sense of self, of purpose and learn that they can make a difference and engage constructively with those around them. 

Well-grounded in their own identity, in these activities students can experience and reflect on plurality, respect and celebrate diversity and value intercultural and interfaith dialogue. A deep and inclusive sense of community and work for the common good are fostered. 


The aim for each school year marks the life of the school and serves as a theme in the life of the school:  atmosphere, campaigns, celebrations, daily class work, experiences of faith and solidarity. It is to be embraced, reaffirmed, adopted and encouraged in everyday living during the year.   


Within the school’s holistic approach, the Pastoral Care Officer’s role includes  

  • Special responsibility for communicating knowledge and enhancing celebration of the Teresian School identity, history and Christian ethos among staff, students and parents. 
  • Activities and liturgical celebrations that raise awareness and commitment to the vision-mission of the Teresian Association (TA), including ecumenical and interfaith services
  • Creating opportunities for inter-school link-ups with other TA Education centres around the world.
  • Enabling students and staff to connect with TA socio-educational projects and international TA projects.
  • Promoting student awareness of pressing development and social issues (migration, sustainable living, intercultural and interreligious dialogue) as integral life skills, solidarity and inclusion, in keeping with the international outlook of the school.
  • Meeting students, providing a listening space 
  • Being available to all, whether for support in daily challenges or for spiritual concerns, relating to any faith or none.

Guidance Counselling

Guidance Counselling in The Teresian School is offered to all students. The Guidance Office uses Careers Portal – Please click on link below to access The Teresian School guidance and counselling website:

Career Guidance Portal

Food Village

Food Village operates a canteen service in the school. They serve at little break and lunchtime. Hot food must be ordered in advance for lunchtime, with snacks available for breaktime. The canteen operates a cashless system. Fobs and an explanatory leaflet have been distributed to students and staff. Please see below a sample menu.

Sample Menu

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Compass Login

The Teresian Secondary School uses Compass for student attendance and reports. We strongly encourage all parents to download the app to facilitate this communication of information. Parents will receive login information at the start of the academic year.

Go to the Compass site.

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