For over 45 years, Mother Teresa ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Her beatification by Pope John Paul II following her death gave her the title "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta".
She was the recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. She refused the conventional ceremonial banquet given to laureates, and asked that the $192,000 funds be given to the poor in India
In coming up with the House logo and motto students amalgamated the sense of being together in a house, thus the red brick T and the qualities that Mother Teresa showed, ‘goodness, strength and happiness’.
One of her own quotes reflects this ‘peace begins with a smile’.
Following the success of one of the elements of Olympic games this summer, the house has decided to change the name of the ‘vice-captains’ to ‘house makers’. The Teresa house makers will meet regularly to make the house an enjoyable place to be.
Last year our designated charity was ‘make a wish’, this year the house will support ‘help for heroes’ one of last year’s whole school charities.