2023 Faith in Learning Excellence Awards

Catholic Education Canberra & Goulburn was delighted to host the 2023 Faith in Learning Excellence Awards at St Christopher’s Cathedral in Manuka on Thursday evening.

CECG staff members from throughout the Archdiocese gathered for a moving Mass led by Archbishop Christopher Prowse, before being presented with their excellence awards. A delicious supper was celebrated following the ceremony.

Thank you to all who attended this wonderful event. We were so pleased to see so many faces from our school communities, along with family and friends.

Photos by Mel Hill Photography.


Our worthy award winners were:

HALT Awards: Amanda Knott, Danielle Madsen, Elizabeth Goodsell, Emma Young, Jacinda Vaughan, Jessica Hallahan, Laura Frogley, Leah Malpas, Stephanie Williams, Kathleen Garvie (10 years).

Parent/Carer Awards: Katherine O’Sullivan, Lisa Bauer.

School Office Staff Award: Janine Hickson.

School Classroom Support Award: Karli Johnson, Sharon Thorpe.

Early Career Teacher Award: Zachery Bladwell.

Primary Teacher Award: Kate Wigg, Angela McDonald.

Secondary Teacher Award: Virtual Learning Team from McAuley Central Catholic School, Tumut.

Mission Award: Catherine Howe, Melanie Stratford.

Emerging Leader: Jacinta Housler.

Middle Leader: Kate Goolagong.

School Leader: Gaye McManus, Maria O’Donnell.

Director’s Special Recognition (Early Learning Centre Award): Staff at St Anthony’s Early Learning Centre, Wanniassa.

Director’s Special Recognition (Catholic Education Office Award): Jessica Colleu Terradas.

Director’s Special Recognition (Student Care Award): First Responders, Carroll College.

Director’s Award: Staff at St Joseph’s Primary School, Bombala.

Archbishop’s Award: Jacinta Elwin.