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2019 Catholic Schools Cultural Festival and Recognition Awards

Each year the Recognition Awards pay tribute to exemplary practice, dedication, and innovation contributed to the system of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. This is an opportunity to showcase and recognise extraordinary ‘above and beyond’ commitment, innovation and talent.

This year, we have expanded the Recognition Awards to incorporate the Catholic Schools Cultural Festival highlighting excellence in Catholic education and recognising student achievement.

The Awards will be celebrated with a Mass and Awards Ceremony during the inaugural Catholic Schools Cultural Festival on Thursday, 29 August. Mass will commence at 4.00pm at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka.

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Please select the button below to register your attendance at the Catholic Schools Cultural Festival and Recognition Awards Mass and/or Function as soon as possible for catering purposes.

Recognition Award Nominations

Pastoral care, wellbeing and growth of students and or staff, parent engagement and satisfaction, social justice, outreach.

Student engagement, learning progress, teaching performance.

Faith formation, Religious Education, Catholic identity.

Catholic Schools Cultural Festival Competitions

The Catholic Schools Cultural Festival highlights student achievement and excellence through a series of curriculum based competitions focused on Religious Education, Literacy, STEM and the Arts. Winning entrants will receive a Recognition Award at the Catholic Schools Cultural Festival Mass at 4.00pm on Thursday, 29 August and have their competition entries on display in Haydon Hall. Entries closed Friday, 26 July. Competitions include:

Film Fest 2019 Brief

Following the success of Film Fest in 2018, entries this year will capture the Catholic Schools Week theme, ‘Engaging Faith, Minds and Community’.

Boundless  – Untying Religion in Art Brief

A new initiative to explore Faith through art. Boundless is open to our students, educators and the entire CE community.

Affinity – Demonstration of Faith through Science Brief

This year we emphasise our schools’ keen pursuit of science, debunking the myth that science and religion are not aligned. Linked to the Science Week theme, ‘Destination Moon: More Missions, More Science‘, this competition provides an avenue for students to demonstrate their scientific prowess.

Wangirrali (Listen) – Reconciliation through Literacy Brief

The Wangirrali (Listen) competition explores Reconciliation through literacy, based on the 2019 Reconciliation Week theme, ‘Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage’. The competition is open to students and aims to support current literacy learning taking place in our classrooms such as poetry, creative, expository, persuasive writing etc.

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