Awards Introduction

The CaSPA Board, on behalf of the State & Territory Associations, is committed to promoting excellence in Catholic Secondary Education. CaSPA conducts an Awards Ceremony as part of the Biennial National CaSPA Conference.

*** Next Awards will be presented at the CaSPA Conference in Perth 2024***

Current CaSPA Awards

General Eligibility for All Awards

  • The nominee must be a serving Principal in a Catholic Secondary School in Australia
  • An exception to this applies in the case where a past CaSPA Board Member, who was ineligible for nomination while serving as a Director, will be eligible for nomination at the Award ceremony immediately following their resignation as a Director even if they are no longer serving as a Principal.

Excellence in Leadership Award

To recognise the Principal who has demonstrated high levels of Leadership across a broad range of areas related to Catholic Secondary Education.

Meritorious Service Award

For those Catholic Secondary Principals who have completed a significant number of years as a Principal or as an Office Bearer at the Local and / or National Association Level

  • Principals in their 15th, 20th and 25th year of service will be recognised at the Conference.
  • Principals in their 25th year will receive a CaSPA Award
  • Office Bearers service needs to be 12 years as either a local office holder [President, Secretary, Treasurer or equivalent] and / or CaSPA Director. The time does not need to be in consecutive years and may include concurrent years at the local association and national level.

Leadership Development Scholarship

CaSPA provides a scholarship to the value of $5000 annually for a current principal. See details in the Awards link on the main menu above.