Elementary School

FACTS

St. Theresa School has been the leader in applying the S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program to our students on the westide of Kauai.

Welcome to Elementary School!

 

Walk through our schoolyard and you will find an atmosphere that encourages understanding and communication. 

At St. Theresa School, the educational experience provides academic, spiritual, and social grounding for our students. At each level, children are exposed to a wide range of disciplines, including Arts, Mathematics, Science, Religion, Social Studies, Music, Technology and Foreign Language.

 

KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten is an exciting time in every child’s life.  It is a time to explore and learn through play, inquiry, and technology.  It is a time for emerging readers, mathemeticians, scientists, inventors and the like to come to life!  Our classroom, indoors and out, provides a wonderful space for young minds to flourish and young bodies to play.

 

Our mornings begin with prayer and songs together. We work on math together in various ways.  We use many hands on manipulatives and math tools to engage the students.  We use real life experiences and fit math into them.  Students begin to learn the relationship between abstract numbers and tangible objects. Sister Janet Rose comes each day to teach religion to the students.  The teachings of the Catholic Church begin early!  We do language arts centers where the students are able to practice reading, writing, and fine motor skills through guided activities.  We have integrated technology into all subjects with the introduction of each student’s chrome books.  Science, social studies, art and P.E. are also a part of each week.  Our days are full of learning and fun!

 

1st GRADE

St. Theresa First Grade places an emphasis on faith development, quality education, and partnership with parents in a school Ohana (family) Environment.  The  first grader has a natural sense of awe and wonder of God and of creation.  This is developed through religion which is integrated in all areas of the curriculum, daily prayer experiences, participation in weekly mass, and in the fostering, with the help of parents, of Christian attitudes and values. Our school SLE’s  are based on the Christian Social Principles and help in this formation.

The Renaissance Program provides the students with common core and Hawaii State aligned reading and math objectives. Technology is embedded throughout the curriculum and the Renaissance lessons are done online. The students explore science concepts and in social studies they learn about the geography of the world as well as citizenship skills. The students  practice handwriting, spelling, and phonics as part of the first grade language arts program. The school has a music program and the students explore their creative ideas in art class.

 

St. Theresa has a buddy program that also builds school Ohana.  The older students are prayer partners with the younger ones at the weekly mass. After mass they are buddy readers with them.

 

2nd GRADE

The second grade classroom is a place that is supportive and nurturing. The students receive individual attention and encouragement as they make the transition from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn. Periodic assessments of reading and math allow the methods and areas of instructions to be driven by data.

 

Teaching the core areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, and religion are critical. In order to meet the standards for both the second and third grade, the whole class is taught the lessons for both grades as a group, and then the students are given an assignment for their own grade level. This cuts down on frustration levels because they are being appropriately challenged, and it also allows them to get help from their teacher with assignments.

 

Our mornings begin with Working with Words, a multisensory reading and spelling program that aids students in developing their phonics skills. Students learn by seeing, hearing, and doing.

 

To develop their critical thinking skills, the students play twenty questions, which also prepare them for a geography game called Mystery Skype. In this game, classrooms from different parts of the country compete against each other to be the first to discover where the other classroom is located.

3rd GRADE

The third grade classroom is a place that is supportive and nurturing. The students receive individual attention and encouragement as they make the transition from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn. Periodic assessments of reading and math allow the methods and areas of instructions to be driven by data.

 

Teaching the core areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, and religion are critical. In order to meet the standards for both the second and third grade, the whole class is taught the lessons for both grades as a group, and then the students are given an assignment for their own grade level. This cuts down on frustration levels because they are being appropriately challenged, and it also allows them to get help from their teacher with assignments.

 

Our mornings begin with Working with Words, a multisensory reading and spelling program that aids students in developing their phonics skills. Students learn by seeing, hearing, and doing.

 

To develop their critical thinking skills, the students play twenty questions, which also prepare them for a geography game called Mystery Skype. In this game, classrooms from different parts of the country compete against each other to be the first to discover where the other classroom is located.

 

4th GRADE

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5th/6th GRADE

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7th/8th GRADE

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Contact Us:

808-337-1351

Find us: 

8311 Kaumualii Highway

Kekaha, HI 96752

Mailing Address:

PO Box 277

Kekaha, HI 96752

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