Innovation, care, commitment to learning and wellbeing, and community spirit were celebrated this morning with the presentation of the inaugural Quality Catholic Education (QCE) Awards.
WA Minister for Education and Training, the Honourable Sue Ellery MLC, joined Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) school staff and system leaders at the awards ceremony today, presenting eight awards across the categories of Catholic Identity, Education, Community and Stewardship, as well as the People’s Choice Award.
The QCE Awards, which take the place of the previous annual CEWA awards program, received a record 83 entries in 2020, from CEWA schools across the State.
CEWA Executive Director, Dr Debra Sayce, said that projects and initiatives nominated for the QCE Awards demonstrated the extraordinary ways CEWA schools were supporting learning, growth and faith formation for students, school staff and communities.
“It’s essential that we bring forward the best ideas and innovations to support new and more effective strategies in our schools,
“I acknowledge the outstanding achievements of all the 2020 QCE Award winners, and all of the schools and staff members who nominated – our schools have done wonderful work this year, under extraordinary circumstances, to provide students with support, stability, and excellent learning opportunities,” Dr Sayce said.
Congratulations to the 2020 QCE Award winners:
- Infant Jesus School, Morley: The Power of One
- Holy Cross College, Ellenbrook: LifeLink Sleepout @ Home
- Our Lady’s Assumption School, Dianella: Walk for Water
- Nagle Catholic College, Geraldton: Camino Salvado
- Holy Rosary School, Derby: Bush Kindy
- Holy Cross College, Ellenbrook: Virtual School Production
- Padbury Catholic Primary School, Padbury: Aboriginal People’s Exhibition
- Edmund Rice College, Bindoon: Co-teaching model for a student cohort with diverse needs
- St Anthony’s School, Wanneroo: Wrap around initiatives for student wellbeing
- Mother Teresa Catholic College, Baldivis: MTCC Community Fair
- St Mary’s School, Northampton: Community Spaces Initiative
- St Norbert College, Queens Park: The Be-YOU-tiful Project
- St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School, Canning Vale: St Emilie’s Bush Forever Journey
- Corpus Christi College, Bateman: Stewardship in Action
- St Damien’s Catholic Primary School, Dawesville: We Started with ‘Why’
- Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef: Prendiville Pathways to Success
People’s Choice Award
- Trinity College, East Perth: Environmental Committee