Principal’s Message

At St Therese’s, we help our students to discover their innate talents and unlock their learning potential under our vision of “Growth for All”.

Our dedicated teaching staff work collaboratively to help bring our vision and mission to life. We create elevated learning environments where your child will feel safe, supported and thrive authentically in their learning.


St Therese’s Catholic Primary School Lakemba
began in 1926, under the care of the Sisters of St Joseph. As a community of believers we are united by the message of Jesus and inspired by the lives and teachings of St Therese of Lisieux and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

St Therese lived each day with an unshakable confidence in God’s love. “What matters in life,” she wrote, “is not great deeds, but great love”. Therese lived and taught a spirituality of attending to everyone and everything well and with love. She believed that just as a child becomes captivated by what is before them, we should also have a childlike focus and totally attentive love. Therese’s spirituality is of doing the ordinary, with extraordinary love.

May we, like St Therese, attend to everyone and everything well and with love.

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop’s legacy has gone well beyond her start at Penola. From the humble beginnings of her first school, opened in 1866, to the robust Catholic education system in operation Australia wide today, we follow in St Mary of the Cross’ footsteps embracing her simple philosophy of never seeing a need without doing something about it.

May we, like Mary, never see a need without doing something about it.

At St Therese’s, our mission is ‘Inspiring a love of learning, hope for the future and faith in Jesus Christ’.

The Vision of our school is ‘Growth For All’.

01-lakemba-st-thereses-our-parishSt Therese’s Parish
A: 15 Garrong Road, Lakemba NSW 2195
P: (02) 9759 1441
W: st-therese-lakemba

Parish Priest: Father Peter Ha

Saturday 4:30pm Vietnamese, 6.00pm English
Sunday 8.30am, 10.30am English, 5.00pm Vietnamese. First Sunday of the month 3.00pm Filipino
Tuesday-Friday 9.00am
Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of 147 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.