Leadership begins with identifying and understanding our values and fundamental beliefs, the principles that we consider to be worthwhile and most desirable. At ST. Theresa Bilingual School, we believe all members of our learning community should be capable of exercising leadership in different contexts. The more leadership is encouraged, the more it flourishes. It is important for students to experience leadership opportunities during their educational career, to learn the art of building relationships through teamwork, defining identities, and achieving goals effectively. Leadership roles in our learning community are designed to promote student leadership skills by motivating, influencing, and directing our school community so all members work together to achieve the common goals of our team and serve our broader community.
Read about STUCO
The Saint Theresa Bilingual School Student Council was established to strengthen civic and democratic values, foster positive attitudes for the care and defense of rights and the fulfillment of duties within our school. The Saint Theresa Bilingual School Student Council is a group of elected and volunteer students working together with an adult advisor within a specific framework of bylaws to provide an avenue for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities, give opportunities for student experience in citizenship, scholarship, leadership and human relations and encourage student- faculty-community relations.
Read about NHS
The Saint Theresa Bilingual School Honor Society was founded in 2006 with the aim of recognizing and motivating high academic performance and, at the same time, cultivating the development of other important characteristics essential to citizens in today’s world. In this way, values, character, service, and leadership are fostered; characteristics which are extremely important to our country, Honduras.
Read about Peace Learning Community
Peace Learning Center has begun a rebranding process for the social-emotional learning program formerly known as Tribes Learning Communities.
Through the implementation of Peace Learning, we will ensure the healthy development of every student so that each has the knowledge, competency and resilience to be successful in today’s rapidly changing world.
The goal of PEACE Learning is to engage all community members: teachers, administrators, students and families in working together as a united learning community that is dedicated to caring and support, active participation and positive expectations for all students.
In a Peace Learning Community:
- the climate of the school becomes safe, caring and motivational for all – teachers as well as students and parents
- participation in active learning groups (Peace Circles) leads to higher student performance
- respect among community members increases, and
- teachers’ professional competency, collegiality and collaborative responsibility for students’ learning as well as whole school improvement increases.
The safe and caring school culture is created and sustained by the students, teachers and the entire school community through daily use of four Peace Agreements:
Read about PTA
The PTA is the official organization of school volunteers. The PTA provides volunteer opportunities to teachers and parents and serves as an advocate group to support students and staff.
As an additional support to classroom teachers and students, STBS will seek parent volunteers to serve as room parents for each classroom. Parent volunteers work under the guidance and at the request of the STBS teachers to help plan and organize various classroom activities during the school year i.e., classroom holiday celebrations, Peace BBQ, STBS Festival, Movie Nights, Fun Days, Carnival, etc.
Parent School Program:
The School program for parents and guardians is established to support the academic and social development of our students through the formation of values within the ST. Theresa Bilingual School community. Its primary objective is to be an engaging learning tool for our parents to encourage active involvement and create a more effective teaching-learning process. Each session is designed to address current educational best practices in the comprehensive development of our students by creating a collaborative learning environment involving parents as natural lifelong educators of their children. Specifically, the program encourages dialogue between home and the school about the importance of education and active community involvement.