About Our School


Governance Statement

 

“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.

 

Class Structures

 

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:

 

  Foundation

  Junior

  Middle

  Senior

 

  Foundation

  

 

  Grade 1/2 

  Red

  Grade 3/4 

  Red

  Grade 5/6

  Red

  

 

  Grade 1/2 

  Blue

  Grade 3/4 

  Purple

  Grade 5/6

  Yellow

 

  Grade 1/2 

  Yellow

  Grade 3/4 

  Blue

 

  Grade 5/6

  Green

 

  

  Grade 3/4 

  Orange

 

  Grade 5/6 

  Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Our Staff

Administration

Mr Josh McElgunn - Principal
Mrs Jan Fagan - Deputy Principal / Religious Education Leader / Wellbeing
Mrs Tess Tucker - Business Operations Leader
Mrs Kerrie White - Administration Assistant
Mrs Jackie Richards - Technologies Co-ordinator
Mr Patrick Delahunty - Learning Diversity Leader

 

  Foundation

 

  Junior

  Middle

Mrs Helene Richard
Mrs 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
  
 

  

 

  Senior

 

  Specialist

  Learning

  Support Staff

 

  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