Nominations for Spirit of Catholic Awards open


2020 Spirit of Catholic Education award winner Paul Barrett (left) receives his certificate from BCE's Deputy Executive Director Dr Doug Ashleigh.​

​​IT’S that time of year again with online nominations now open for the 2021 Spirit of Catholic Education Awards.

Catholic school communities and Catholic school authorities across Queensland are encouraged to nominate individuals or teams (staff members, parents/carers or volunteers) who are making an outstanding contribution to the life of the school community in one or more of the following areas:

  • showing outstanding integrity in leading a school community or program;
  • implementing change that improves teaching and learning and supports greater equity in education;
  • building Catholic education identity and ethos in ways that support exceptionally life-giving relationships and build hope in school communities or Catholic education agencies,
  • demonstrating excellence in teamwork that supports and builds Catholic education; and
  • demonstrating outstanding service to others in the school education community and beyond

The Aunty Joan Hendriks Reconciliation Award recognises people who are creating positive change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff and/or developing improved understanding of Indigenous cultural heritage in Catholic school communities.

All Spirit of Catholic Education Award nominees will receive a certificate of recognition and this year’s recipients will be presented with their awards during Catholic Education Week which will be celebrated from July, 25 - 31, 2021.

Nominations can be submitted online through the Catholic Education Week website by 5.00pm on Sunday, May 9, 2021. 

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