Swag of award nominations for Southern Cross Catholic College staff

Published 2:00pm 10 August 2022

Swag of award nominations for Southern Cross Catholic College staff
Words by Jodie Powell

More than a dozen Southern Cross Catholic College staff were nominated for awards as part of Catholic Education Week last month.

Nominations in the Spirit of Catholic Education Award and Brisbane Catholic Education Excellence in Teaching awards recognised the dedication of teachers and support staff at the college’s Woody Point, Kippa-Ring and Scarborough secondary and primary campuses.

Head of Kippa-Ring campus Simon Mahaffy, prep teacher Carla McKennariey and Head of Woody Point campus Aynslee Bale were nominated for the Spirit of Catholic Education Award, which attracts nominations from across Queensland.

Simon says the Spirit of Catholic Education Awards are presented annually in conjunction with Catholic Education Week and celebrate outstanding contributions to Catholic education in Queensland.

“From 160 nominations across the state and only eight in Brisbane, to have two from Kippa-Ring campus is an outstanding effort,” he says.

Southern Cross teachers and school officers make a difference each day and we see that with our learning data showing our students’ learning growth higher than the Australian average.”

The college also had teachers from across all four campuses nominated in the Brisbane Catholic Education Excellence in Teaching awards.

Scarborough Secondary campus nominees

Curriculum Leader Mathematics Anthony Young, Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Secondary School.

Teacher Nicolas Sculpher, Excellence as an Early Career Teacher (less than five years).

Teacher Kaitlyn Vayne, Excellence as an Early Career Teacher (less than five years).

School Officer Karen Valentine, Excellence in a School Based Non-Teaching Role.

Scarborough Primary Campus nominee

Teacher James Koda, Excellence as an Early Career Teacher (less than five years).

Kippa-Ring campus nominees

Teacher Caitlin Baldwin, Excellence as an Early Career Teacher (less than five years).

Teacher Mel Fallarino, Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Primary School.

Teacher Bernie De Casanove, Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Primary School.

Teacher Carla McKennariey, Spirit of Catholic Education Award.

Head of campus Simon Mahaffy, Spirit of Catholic Education Award.

Woody Point campus nominees

Teacher Shannon Becquigny, Excellence as an Early Career Teacher (less than five years).

Campus receptionist Jillian Woollett, Excellence in a School Based Non-Teaching Role.

School officer/aide Liam O’Rielly, Excellence in a School Based Non-Teaching Role.

Head of campus Aynslee Bale, Spirit of Catholic Education Award.

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