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CaSPA Awards - Nominees for the 2018 Excellence in Leadership Award

Posted on 22 July 2018
CaSPA Awards - Nominees for the 2018 Excellence in Leadership Award

All nominees for the Excellence Award received Certificates of Recognition [l to r]: Gerald Crooks; John Crowley; Beth Gilligan; Lee MacMaster; Noel Mifsud; Maria Pearson; Kerrie Tuite

CaSPA recognses the exceptional work of its members through awards such as the Excellence in Leadership Award.
Following is the introduction by President Andrew Watson at the Award Presentation:

One of the most important aspects of our National Conference is the ability to recognise and award one of our members with the CaSPA Excellence in Leadership award. The nominees for the award are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Catholic Identity and Ethos
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership Capacity
  • Pastoral Care and Well-Being
  • Communication, Networks and Community
  • Finance, Facilities and Resources including ICT and
  • Innovative practice by means of strategic planning, implementation of improvement focussed initiatives, protocols and processes to ensure the achievement of excellent outcomes

There is no doubt that any of the nominees tonight would be worthy recipients this evening. In fact, this is one of the most difficult tasks the Board face every two years and thank goodness it is only every second year.

For 2018 the nominees are:

Gerald Crooks
St James College Brisbane
Working with "at risk" students at St James. - On so many occasions students have spoken personally of Gerry's support and knowledge and appreciation of their stories and struggles. He has clearly demonstrated an empathy and compassionate and time and time again I have heard people affirm those two traits

John Crowley
St Patrick's College Ballarat
Inspiring work with victims of Sexual Abuse in Ballarat and contribution to excellence in the teaching of Music.

Beth Gilligan
Dominic College, Glenorchy
Beth is viewed as, "a leader who is a genuine asset within the Salesian Province"

Lee MacMaster
St Andrew's College, Cairns
"Lee is one of the leading Principals in our Diocese and other Principals look to Lee for direction, support and advice. His strategic leadership of St Andrew's Catholic College is exemplary. He has changed the culture and direction of the College in a very short space of time."

Noel Mifsud
CBC, Adelaide
Amazing developments at CBC including award winning Junior campus, Trade Training Centre, community children's centre, and STEM facility

Maria Pearson
Mt St Benedict College, Pennant Hills
Leadership of State Executive and CaSPA Board. Her efforts to develop closer bonds between the Catholic"independent" Principals and colleagues in the systemic schools.

Kerrie Tuite
Mount Alvernia College, Kedron
Representation on key State and National bodies including recently appointed as a Board Director for the Catholic Professional Standards Board Ltd

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