Catholic Education, Diocese of Wagga Wagga Recognition Awards are made to give public recognition to individuals whose contribution to Catholic Education has been significant.

The Catholic Education Council (CEC)  sponsors the awards and is responsible for setting the criteria and the selection process.  A Recognition Awards Committee has been established by the Director to process the award nominations and make the recommendations for the Awards to the CEC.

Awards nominations open on 12 September 2022 (Week 9) and close Friday 23rd September (Week 10).  Awards will be presented during Catholic Schools Week 2023.
Awards are presented for the following four categories:

 

    • Recognition of Exemplary Contribution to Catholic Education | Recognises individuals whose contribution to Catholic Education in the Diocese of  Wagga Wagga has been exemplary
    • Recognition of Outstanding Service as an Employee within Catholic Education | Recognises individuals who give outstanding service as employees in Catholic Education in the Diocese of  Wagga Wagga
    • Recognition of Outstanding Contribution as a Supporter of Catholic Education | Recognises individuals whose contribution to one or more Catholic Education communities has been outstanding
    • 25 Years of Service Awards | Recognises committed staff employed by Catholic Education for 25 years.

Making a nomination

Please see below for the award categories and relevant nomination criteria.

Please note:

  • All nominations must address the relevant selection criteria (below).
  • Nominations may be submitted by a School, College, individual, family or community.
  • All nominations must be submitted using the linked form at the bottom of this page and require both a proposer and a seconder.

Essential Criteria for All Awards

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the nature and purposes of Catholic Education is essential.
  • Candidates must have been actively involved in any capacity with Catholic Education over a substantial period of time.
  • Through their service, Catholic Education or a school community has significantly benefited.

The following criterion relates specifically to each category and must be completed if the nominator wishes to indicate that a nominee be considered for a specific award. Sufficient information must be provided to enable the Committee to fully assess the nomination. 


Exemplary Contribution to Catholic Education

This award is made to publicly recognise individuals whose contribution to Catholic Education has been exemplary. 

(1) Essential Criteria

  • Involvement must extend over a range of activities or across a significant part of the Catholic Education community.
  • The nature of these activities should be such that they have led to change and improvement in Catholic Education.

(2) Personal Criteria

Candidates considered for this award would possess the following attributes:

  • Personal integrity.
  • Witness to an active Christian life.
  • The capacity to positively influence others.
  • A commitment to cooperation and collaboration.

(3) Desirable Criteria

Nominations should also include the following information:

  • Involvement in the wider life of their church/ faith community.
  • Other community involvement.
  • Particular special attributes or contributions.

 Outstanding Service as an Employee within Catholic Education

This award is made to give public recognition to those individuals who give outstanding service as employees in Catholic Education.  

(1) Essential Criteria:

  • Nominees have shared their experience, skills and talent in an outstanding way in their specific field within the school communities in which they have served.  

(2) Personal criteria:

Nominees considered for this award would possess the following attributes:

  • Personal integrity.
  • Witness to Christian service.
  • The capacity to positively influence others.
  • A commitment to the wellbeing of the school community.

Recognition of Outstanding Contribution as a Supporter of  Catholic Education

This award is made to give public recognition to individuals whose contribution to a specific Catholic school community has been outstanding.  They are identified by the school and recognised for their service by the  CEC.  

(1) Essential Criteria:

  • A Commitment to the wellbeing and service of the school community.
  • Contribution has been a substantial commitment of time and energy.
  • Service has been consistently provided over a substantial period of time.
  • The school community has clearly benefited from the contribution of the nominee.

Criteria for 25 Years or more of  Catholic Education Service 

(1) Essential Criteria:

  • Staff must have been engaged for 25 Years in Catholic Education – this could be across multiple Diocese.
  • Staff who have been casual, temporary or permanent and have a history of 25 years with Catholic Education will be recognised.
  • Years of Service will be recognised on the 26 January each year. This means that if you have only 24 years of service as at the 26 January  in that calendar year, you will not be recognised until the following year when the 25 years has been accrued. 
  • Staff who have achieved service of; 30, 35 or 40 years or more will also be recognised as part of this category. 

(2) Process for recognition for 25 years or more:

  • A report will be produced in November each year by People & Culture and provided to Principals to review and confirm staff records and accuracy.
  • The information is to be returned to People & Culture by week 9 of Term 4. If the information has not been received by this date, employees will not be eligible for inclusion in the Catholic Education Week Awards the following year. 
  • Staff recognition Awards will be celebrated as part of Catholic Schools Week annually.