Meet the Principal

At St Therese’s Primary School, New Lambton you will be part of a welcoming and inclusive Catholic education, where every child is encouraged to “Be True” — true to self, true to others and true to God.

The students at St Therese’s are encouraged to live according to our Mercy traditions and our core values of respect, care and compassion, integrity and inclusivity. As a proudly Catholic school, our students and staff live our vision to bring Christ and His message, in all its richness, into the hearts and lives of all. Our vision follows the Vision for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle — “At the heart of everything there is always Jesus Christ” — we celebrate individual uniqueness and cater for all students’ social, emotional, wellbeing and academic opportunities. At St Therese’s we build positive relationships between our students, staff, parents and wider parish community.

Excellence in teaching and learning is a priority at St Therese’s. We are a professional learning community, where teachers collaborate to ensure teaching and learning is targeted to the needs of each child. We focus on collaboration, innovation and differentiation, to ensure each child achieves to the best of their ability. Students are engaged in contemporary learning, using technology to enhance opportunities. We engage our students to be life-long learners who are critical and creative in their thinking, self-motivated and organised. Our school values the partnership between parents, students and teachers in the educational journey. St Therese’s engages our students in a number of educational initiatives such as play-based learning in the infant classes, STEM (science and technology, engineering and mathematics), extension opportunities in mathematics and writing, music and band, drama and representative sport.

If you are looking to enrol, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your child for a guided tour of our school. Please do not hesitate to call our office on (02) 4957 4922 or email to organise a convenient time to meet.

I look forward to our journey ahead within the supportive and caring environment at St Therese’s Primary School, New Lambton.

Duilio Rufo