“St Therese Catholic Primary School is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).
MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them. Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders.
This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.”
St Therese School is a Catholic co-educational Primary School which is located in Torquay, a seaside town in the Surf Coast Shire of Victoria. The school was established in 1986 and is part of the Nazareth Parish.
Nazareth Catholic School, in Grovedale, is also part of our Parish, along with Lisieux in Torquay North, which opened in 2018 and St Catherine's of Sienna, which opened in 2020.
There are currently twelve classes operating at St Therese with the learning areas arranged in four main buildings – Foundation, 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6. These learning areas are flexible, purposeful spaces, with an emphasis on both inside and outside learning. The library collection is distributed throughout the 4 learning spaces to ensure access to books for students at all times.
Our classes are as follows:
Mr Josh McElgunn - PrincipalMrs Jan Fagan - Deputy Principal / Religious Education Leader / WellbeingMrs Tess Tucker - Business Operations LeaderMrs Kerrie White - Administration AssistantMrs Jackie Richards - Technologies Co-ordinatorMr Patrick Delahunty - Learning Diversity Leader
Mrs Helene RichardMrs Nicky Aitken
Mr Marty Umanski Mrs Nicky Aitken Ms Alannah Coughlan
Mrs Julie Nicholson Mrs Marisa Joseph
Mr Vaughn McCarthy Ms Louise Hill Ms Leanne Todd Mrs Jessica Chisholm Mr Liam Jackson
Mr Gerard McCarthy Ms Joanna Medson Mr Leigh Kentish
Ms Bethany Volkers
Mr Patrick Delahunty Ms Seravina Kinanti
Mrs Tracey Huchinson
Mrs Jacinta Jamieson
Mrs Cathy Ball Ms Teegan Laffin Mrs Jackie Richards Mrs Ty Hudson Mr Jayden Exell Mrs Seravina Kinanti
School Advisory Council
Elected members of the St Therese Advisory Council for 2022 are:
Principal: Josh McElgunn
Deputy Principal: Jan Fagan
Parish Priest: Fr Linh Tran
Staff Members: Louise Hill
Council Chair: Juliette McDonald
Secretary: Brigid Papaix
Elected Members: Jacqui Fenwick, Laura Gordon, Brad Wynne, Kate Collins, Ilona Sliwa, Jamie Wheelahan, Daphne Henderson, Melissa Iannazzo
School Advisory Council Terms of Reference
MACS Code of Conduct for School Advisory Council Members
School Advisory Council Manual