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.

John Nuttall, Director - School Development Services 

The School Development Services Directorate incorporates the business functions of School Improvement, Leadership Development, Capital Facilities 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.

Linda McClelland - CEO, Hinchinbrook Community Support

Linda is a proud Abergowrie woman whose family for several generations have worked and been educated at the college.  Having been educated within the Catholic education system herself and having attended boarding school, Linda is passionate for faith-based education and the opportunities that it brings to the development of the whole student.  She is committed to supporting educational engagement of rural and remote children to ensure that they have second-to-none education and every opportunity to thrive as their city counterparts.  

Kim McCosker, Indigenous Education Adviser, TCEO

Kim is a proud Gamilaraay woman who has been working within the education sector for more than 20 years. During this time she has taught students ranging in age from Kindergarten to Year 12. Kim has worked within Indigenous education (including supporting students from remote communities to attend boarding school) for many years. She is passionate about closing the gap in educational outcomes between Indigenous students and their non-Indigenous peers. She has worked for many years in Catholic schools within the Toowoomba diocese and also spent time as an Education Officer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education in the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office.  Kim moved to Townsville in 2021 and worked as an Indigenous Education Teacher at St Margaret Mary's College until she joined the Indigenous Education team at the Townsville Catholic Education Office in January 2023.

Sharon Phineasa - Student Support Officer – Townsville / Charters Towers / Abergowrie

Sharon Phineasa is a proud descendant of the Ait-Koedal (Crocodile) and Dhoeybaw (Wild Yam) clans of Dauan and Saibai Islands from the top Western Torres Strait.

As a successful Indigenous artist for over 24yrs, Sharon has shared her cultural knowledge through her art, and she is strongly committed to promoting awareness with the wider community of the importance of preserving traditional languages, cultural knowledge, art, history and lore. Sharon has had works exhibited nationally, and internationally, and even had her artwork featured on the North Queensland Cowboys Indigenous Round Jersey back in 2016.

Sharon is also passionate about empowering our youth to fulfil their potential by connecting them with pathways for personal, leadership and professional development. Whether it’s through education, training and employment opportunities, Sharon’s hopes are that our youth experience positive growth and gain the necessary skills & confidence they need to explore what life has to offer.

Working within education support for over a decade across Primary, Secondary and Tertiary areas, Sharon has provided wrap-around support to Indigenous students, walking alongside them to ensure their goals and aspirations are realised.

Sharon shares that among her successes was supporting a young Gunggandji man from Yarrabah through boarding school and helped steer him towards a university pathway. He studied Law and graduated with honours and Sharon was present the day he was officially admitted as a Lawyer in the Cairns Supreme Court in 2022. She said this was an amazing full circle moment and it was a powerful testament that our young ones can achieve anything they set their minds to.

The value of education has always been a main emphasis in the Phineasa family with Sharon’s own children studying at James Cook University – her eldest daughter is studying towards a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and her other daughter is currently studying a dual degree of Law and Arts.

“Being an artist, I love the creative process of creating works of art, starting out with a concept design, and seeing it through to the end – whether it takes on the form of a drawing, painting or sculpture.

However, among my greatest works and life’s masterpieces have been the following: being a mother to my beautiful children and working with young people, encouraging them to create a life they value and finding a purpose to fulfil for themselves.  You can never underestimate the power of being an example and how it creates a ripple effect of change in all areas of their lives.

As much as I love all things art, I also love seeing young ones grow and succeed. To be a part of this great work of changing lives is such a blessing”.

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

My name is Elaine Morganson I was born and raised in Ingham. I am the eldest of four siblings – I have two sisters and a brother. I am also a mother of two and a grandmother of three beautiful girls. I am also a Traditional Owner of the Warrgamay clan upon where the College is built.

I have been at the College for almost 44 years this year. My first job was as a domestic worker in 1979 at Abergowrie College. I worked in the kitchen and laundry for 20 years before getting a teacher’s aide position in 2000. In 2001, I was awarded a scholarship from TCE Indigenous Unit and completed my Bachelor of teaching in Indigenous Education at ACU in Brisbane graduating in 2006.

My proudest accomplishment was graduating with a teaching degree while working full-time and raising my two teenage children.  The best part of my job is ensuring that the young men sitting in front of me in my classroom get the best possible education they can get.  It’s my dream that every young gentleman that I teach in the junior school are there to the very end on graduation day.

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."

May 29

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