St Therese School, Torquay

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St Therese School, Torquay

Principal:  Mr Joshua McElgunn

E No.  E1344

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  5261 4246

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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 with 24 students in two portables and expanded over the years to lovely picturesque school it is today.
St Therese is part of the Nazareth Parish, along with two other schools; Lisieux in Torquay North and Nazareth in Grovedale.


St Therese School opened in 1986 with 29 students and as we celebrate 32 years, the current enrolment is 424 students with 54 staff members.
The life of St Therese of Lisieux, who believed that what matters in life most, is great love and that we must approach all that we do with love, is evident in all that we do.

The Catholic nature of the school is evident in the daily lives of the children, teachers and community. St Therese lives its school vision through all interactions with staff, students and the wider community by developing deep understandings about self, others and the world. Leaders aim to be Christ centred in all aspects of their leadership.

A well-coordinated Religious Education program that is connected to faith development and social justice, and a caring community-based approach provides the students with many opportunities to connect their life and faith.

The learning spaces and improvements to all buildings and grounds support a contemporary approach, with an emphasis on valuing external as well as internal learning.


Our school is focused on providing a contemporary learning environment and continues to evaluate programs for their relevance to living in the twenty-first century. The use of research and data to inform decisions about learning and teaching, have contributed to a change in culture in this area.

The learning and teaching in the early years builds a strong foundation that supports our beliefs and understandings that children who engage in complex forms of socio-dramatic investigations have greater language skills and better developed social skills, empathy and imagination.

All staff promote a positive wellbeing philosophy based on high expectations for all students within a nurturing environment. It is the basis upon which student learning is developed and extended.

Staff and students at St Therese are committed to looking after the environment and living sustainably. This is reflected in the learning focused on in classrooms, our efforts in recycling, planting native trees and vegetation around our school and the activities and links we have made with the broader community.

School location

Address:  50 Grossmans Road
Torquay VIC 3228

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Western

Parish:  Nazareth