Spirit of Catholic Education Awards

The awards recognise outstanding contributions by individuals within the Catholic education community and are presented annually as part of Catholic Education Week (CEW) celebrations.

Nominations are also invited for the Aunty Joan Hendriks Spirit of Catholic Education Reconciliation Award. This award, initiated in 2012, recognises an outstanding contribution to Reconciliation by a member of a Queensland Catholic education community. Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of Catholic education communities are encouraged to nominate for this award.

Congratulations to our 20 Spirit of Catholic Education Award nominees for 2018

  • Click here to read the 2018 Spirit of Catholic Education Ward Nominees for the Townsville Diocese


Congratulations to our 30 Spirit of Catholic Education Award nominees for 2017

  • Click here to read the 2017 Spirit of Catholic Education Ward Nominees for the Townsville Diocese


Congratulations to our 30 Spirit of Catholic Education Award nominees for 2016.

2015 SOCE Award Nominees

The Awards showcase the individuals who are working in our schools, going above and beyond their roles to enrich our school communities. State-wide awards were presented as part of the official launch of Catholic Education Week on Monday 25 July, 2016 in Brisbane.


STate winners

Well done to Doris Watson from St Michael's School, Palm Island, Anne-Marie Hammond from St Patrick's College, Townsville and Kath Tarttelin from St Clare's Catholic School, Burdell who were named statewide winners at the 2017 Queensland launch of Catholic Education Week in Brisbane. Doris was awarded the 2017 Aunty Joan Henricks Spirit of Catholic Education Reconciliation Award, which recognises an outstanding contribution to Reconciliation by a member of a Catholic education community.