2021 Catholic Education Awards Announced
21 May 2021
Educators and students from across Gippsland and Melbourne’s south-eastern fringe have been recognised for their dedication, with Diocese of Sale Catholic Education awards.
Spirit of Catholic Education Award winners 2021 - Lindsay Sant, Timothy Newcomb, Brett Van Berkel and Christopher Roga, with Maria Kirkwood and Bishop Greg Bennet
Spirit of Catholic Education Awards
The Spirit of Catholic Education Award for Inspiring Faith is awarded for a significant contribution to the development of students’ faith lives.
Mr Christopher Roga - Lavalla Catholic College, Traralgon
Mr Lindsay Sant - St Francis Xavier College, Beaconsfield
The Spirit of Catholic Education Award for Inspiring Learning is awarded for a significant contribution to student learning.
Mr Timothy Newcomb - St Francis Xavier College, Beaconsfield
Mr Brett Van Berkel - Lavalla Catholic College, Traralgon
Service Awards are presented to staff members who have provided at least 25 years of service to Catholic Education in Australia.
Ms Margaret Anthony - St Peter’s College, Cranbourne
Mr Christopher Black - St Peter’s College, Cranbourne
Mr Jim Constantinou - St Peter’s College, Cranbourne
Mrs Sharon Gardiner - Marist-Sion College, Warragul
Mr Kierin Murphy - Marist-Sion College, Warragul
Mrs Radha Nadan - St Peter’s College, Cranbourne
Mr Jason Slattery - St Mary’s Primary School, Maffra
Mrs Pauline Whelan - St Thomas the Apostle, Cranbourne East
Mrs Carmel Kuizenga - St Patrick’s Primary School, Stratford
Daniel Ahern Bursary
The Daniel Ahern Bursary provides financial support for non-teaching staff training to become qualified educators.
Mr Alasdair O’Brien - St Francis Xavier College, Beaconsfield
Ms Jaqueline Early - St Kieran’s Primary School, Moe
Elizabeth Hunt Scholarship
The Elizabeth Hunt Scholarship provides support to students undertaking a Bachelor of Education or a Bachelor of Teaching at Australian Catholic University.
Ms Ashley Beley - St Peter’s College, Cranbourne
Bishop Greg Bennet, Ms Ashley Beley, and Ms Maria Kirkwood
Fr James Wall Bursary - Leadership Achievement Award
Each year, seven students across Australia are selected to receive the Father James Wall Bursary. The bursary recognises the achievements of Catholic secondary school students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service to others. The recipients each receive $4,000 from the Catholic Development Fund to assist with school fees and other expenses incurred while undertaking studies in Years 11 and 12.
Miss Gabriella Stipkovic - St Francis Xavier College, Beaconsfield