The Catholic Schools Cultural Festival and Recognition Awards were held on Thursday, 29 August. The event commenced with Mass at 4.00pm in St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka, led by His Grace, Archbishop Christopher Prowse. Mass was followed by the Awards ceremony and then guests were offered refreshments in Haydon Hall at the St Christopher’s Parish Centre.
Traditionally, the Catholic Schools Recognition Awards pay tribute to exemplary practice, dedication and innovation, and showcase extraordinary commitment and talent contributed to the System of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
This year the Recognition Awards were expanded to include the inaugural Catholic Schools Cultural Festival, which highlights student achievement across the curriculum including, Boundless – Untying Religion through Art; Affinity – the study of STEM within our classrooms; Wangirrali (Listen) – exploring Reconciliation through literacy; and Film Fest 2019 – capturing the 2019 Catholic Schools Week theme, ‘Engaging Faith, Minds and Community’.
The 2019 Award recipients include:
Luke Maher, Religious Education Coordinator, St Vincent’s Primary School, Aranda
Trazel Scott, Principal, Hennessey Catholic College, Young
George Nulley, Classroom Teacher, St Mary MacKillop College, Tuggeranong
The K-12 Pathway Schools on the South Coast
Yuin Banaan Organisation Committee:
Rebecca Brady, Aboriginal Contact Teacher, St Bernard’s Primary School, Batehaven
Patricia Ellis, Aboriginal Education Leader, St Bernard’s Primary School, Batehaven
Karen Hadley, Aboriginal Contact Teacher and Assistant Principal, St Bernard’s Primary School, Batehaven
Catherine Davis, Aboriginal Education Assistant, Carroll College, Broulee
Michelle Katuke, Aboriginal Contact Teacher, Carroll College, Broulee
Margaret Croese, Aboriginal Contact Teacher and Assistant Principal, St Mary’s Primary School, Moruya
Anna Williams, Coordinator, Mother Teresa School, Harrison
Antoinette Woods, Religious Education Coordinator, Lumen Christi Catholic College, Pambula Beach
Laura Frogley, Classroom Teacher, St Michael’s Primary School, Kaleen
Jane King, Clerical Officer, St Gregory’s Primary School, Queanbeyan
Catholic Schools Cultural Festival Awards
Clare Rosin, Year 7, St Clare’s College, Griffith
Kathryn MacDonald, Teacher Librarian, St John the Apostle Primary School, Florey
Ellie Anlezark, Year 6, Mother Teresa School, Harrison
Film Fest 2019
Tristan Santiago, Kyle Orchard, Mikah Ramirez, Maddison Warren, Gabrielle Ticehurst and Tanishqa Robinson
Year 6, St Clare of Assisi Primary School, Conder
Aliza Vagg, Year 6, St Bernard’s Primary School, Batehaven
Special guests congratulated award recipients.
Leader of the Opposition and Member for Yerrabi Alistair Coe MLA congratulated Year 6 student Ellie Anlezark and Anna Williams, Coordinator, both from Mother Teresa School, Harrison on their awards at the Catholic Schools Cultural Festival and Recognition Awards.
Member for Yerrabi, Deepak-Raj Gupta MLA congratulated Year 6 Student Ellie Anlezark and Anna Williams, Coordinator, both from Mother Teresa School, Harrison, on their awards at the Catholic Schools Cultural Festival and Recognition Awards.
Member for Ginninderra Elizabeth Kikkert MLA congratulated Luke Maher, Religious Education Coordinator at St Vincent’s Primary School Aranda, on winning the Archbishop’s Award at the Catholic Schools Cultural Festival and Recognition Awards.
Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly and Member for Brindabella Joy Burch MLA congratulated Mr George Nulley, teacher at St Mary MacKillop College Canberra, on his award at the Catholic Schools Cultural Festival and Recognition Awards.
We thank all those who attended this special event.