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Principal's Message

Welcome to the St Therese Catholic Primary School, West Wollongong. I hope you enjoy getting to know our happy, thriving school community.

I am very proud to be the Principal of St Therese, leading an enthusiastic team of professionals who have the best interests of the students at the heart of their work. The school has a long tradition of caring and educating the children of the St Therese Parish in the Catholic tradition.

Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full” [John 10:10] and this is what we aim to give the children who have been entrusted to our care.

We believe in a broad education of the whole person, guiding and nurturing the students in our care. Cultural pursuits such as music, art and poetry deepen the spiritual, physical, emotional and academic educational experience of a child.

Embedded in all of this is the realisation that we are children of God, with a variety of gifts and abilities and, through our growing relationship with God, we can become who we are intended to be. 

Our aim is to assist each child discover their best self and to provide opportunities for the development of skills and knowledge to the maximum level of which each child is capable, and make a positive difference in our world. 

In the 21st Century, we are all connected to the global neighbourhood and so, through technology and participation in community events and fundraising for charitable works, we aim to encourage each child to take an active role in the real world. 

We work in close partnership with the parish and parents, who are encouraged to be an active part of the school community and their child’s learning, through Parents and Friends involvement, as well as classroom and sporting assistance. Parents are always welcome to meet with teachers, or myself, to discuss issues and to plan together for the benefit of the students.

I am very proud of the St Therese school community and I invite you to experience it for yourself. If you have any questions about our school, please contact the school office.


Mr Steve Thorne

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