College Board

Mr Angus Galletly, Principal, St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie

Mr Angus Galletly is an experienced senior leader having been Assistant Principal – Administration at St Teresa’s since 2010. His commitment to St Teresa’s is evidenced in his on-going relationship with the College having begun his teaching there in 2002 and after a brief period teaching at Ryan Catholic College, returning to Abergowrie in 2008. This commitment to and interest in working with indigenous boys and their families will provide for the promotion of effective education and care for the students of St Teresa’s.

Fr Damian McGrath, Parish Priest, Ingham Region Catholic Parishes

Fr Damian McGrath is a Brisbane priest “on loan” to the Diocese of Townsville. He has just completed his tenth year in the parish. He says that he is always wonderful and that the Hinchinbrook region is paradise. As well as being Parish Priest of the three parishes in this district, he is the Clergy Life and Ministry Director for the Diocese, serves on the Priests’ Council and College of Consultors.

Mr Darren Firth, Lawyer, First Lawyers

Darren Firth is a born and bred local who, after obtaining his university degrees, returned to Ingham to work as a solicitor and continues to work in his own legal practice.  Darren is passionate about the Ingham District and all it has to offer and feels privileged to have the opportunity to serve on the St Teresa’s College Board.

Ross Horner, Director - Leadership and School Development

The Leadership and School Development Directorate incorporates the business functions of School Improvement, Leadership Development, Capital Facilities, Kindergartens and Student Support Services. The Directorate is accountable for:

  • Providing overall accountability for the management of a significant capital budget and major maintenance.
  • Ensuring schools and colleges in the Diocese of Townsville have the leadership, resources and specialist student services available to achieve quality outcomes for students.
  • Informing long term and operational staffing requirements based on the school capital works and development programs
  • Delivering growth to enrolment in schools and sustainability of Catholic education throughout the Diocese.
  • Delivering an integrated program for school improvement initiatives.

Janelle Knack, Indigenous Education Adviser, TCEO

Janelle Knack joined Townsville Catholic Education Office as an Indigenous Education Adviser in 2015. Janelle is a Gunggari women and has worked with Education Queensland as classroom teacher and as a Transition Support Officer working with students from Cape York and Palm Island Communities, supporting them to transition from their remote communities to boarding schools.  Janelle is strongly focused on her current role as an Indigenous Education Adviser servicing schools including St Teresa's to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families work towards attaining the best possible outcomes they can.  

Prof. Martin Nakata, Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Education and Strategy, James Cook University

Professor Martin Nakata is Pro Vice-Chancellor and head of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre based at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville, Queensland. He is a Torres Strait Islander, and notably, the first Torres Strait Islander to receive a PhD in Australia. His research career, spanning almost forty years, has focussed on the area of Australian Indigenous education, and on the higher education sector specifically for the last twenty years.

Professor Nakata is a current Discovery Indigenous scheme grant recipient, undertaking a novel and innovative project to scientifically examine under-explored aspects of learning that can improve the educational performance of Indigenous students in tertiary studies. The aim of his project is to contribute much-needed research evidence of Indigenous persistence in learning and academic performance, and to deepen knowledge and understandings of what works for Indigenous students as they engage in formal learning situations.

In addition to this, Professor Nakata is also an investigator with the new ARC Centre of Excellence of Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, in the JCU node of this centre (which is led by the University of Wollongong). He has delivered many keynote and plenary addresses around the world, and has published widely on Indigenous education issues in academic journals and books both in Australia, and internationally. Professor Nakata is considered one of the leading Indigenous scholars in Australia through his extensive work to improve the educational outcomes of Indigenous students in the higher education setting.

Elaine Morganson, Emerging Leaders Coordinator, St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie

Sarina Adams, Co-opted Member

We Give Thanks...

“St Teresa's College would like to acknowledge the Warrgamay People, the traditional owners of this country, who freely lived and hunted here as recently as the 1940's. We acknowledge the hospitality of the Warrgamay People, the hospitality of this land, and the reciprocal relationship the College enjoys with their current generations."

Sep 21

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