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The EMMAUS Awards recognise and celebrate the significant contribution made by our staff in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

The awards recognises achievement in the following categories:

INNOVATION

LEADERSHIP

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

SCHOOL SUPPORT

SCHOOL COMMUNITY

FIRST FIVE YEARS OF TEACHING

The winners of each category will be presented with $2,000 for the individual awards and $1,000 for the School Community Award to be used for educational resources.

The successful nominees will be announced at the Diocesan Called to Serve Mass on February 2021.

Do you know someone who should receive an award?

Nominate them online today

NOMINATIONS CLOSE: FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2020

INNOVATION

OPEN TO ALL SCHOOL STAFF

The successful recipient will: 

  • Have delivered outstanding benefit to learning and teaching outcomes by innovative or creative practices.
  • Provide evidence to indicate how the innovation contributed to student, school or community development.

 

LEADERSHIP

OPEN TO ALL SCHOOL STAFF

The successful recipient will have demonstrated leadership excellence based on strengths in one or a combination of the following criteria

  • Builds authentic Catholic learning communities
  • Sets high expectations for teaching and promoting ongoing professional development
  • Promotes a collective responsibility for student achievement
  • Plans for innovation and change.
  • Fosters collaboration that creates a positive learning environment.
  • Links students, parents, and the wider community.
  • Is an outstanding leader for other educators and staff. Leads by example, builds on success, and inspires others to overcome challenges.

 

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

(Two Awards – 1 Primary & 1 Secondary)

OPEN TO ALL SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF

The successful recipient will have demonstrated exemplary teaching by:

  • Fostering the development of students and their intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual growth
  • Establishing a stimulating learning environment
  • Motivating students to exceed their own expectations
  • Attending to individual student needs
  • Contributing to a school culture of inclusion, community, and respect f demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of subject matter and curriculum
  • Achieving positive results in student learning
  • Demonstrating care for the well-being of students and colleagues, thereby contributing to a positive school climate.

 

SCHOOL SUPPORT

(Two Awards)

OPEN TO ALL SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF, INCLUDING PASTORAL CARE WORKERS, CLEANERS AND GROUNDSPERSONS

The successful recipient will have demonstrated:

  • A high degree of efficiency in their role
  • Excellent relationships within their school community
  • Dedication to service in their role
  • A strong sense of school community.

 

SCHOOL COMMUNITY

OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS

The successful school will have demonstrated excellence in partnerships between the school and the parish community in the following areas:

  • In a particular aspect of school life.
  • Substantial improvement in a particular area or field.
  • The development of several initiatives in a school year.
  • Catholic life and culture.

 

FIRST FIVE YEARS OF TEACHING

OPEN TO ALL SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF IN FIRST FIVE YEARS OF TEACHING

The recipient will:

  • Have demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning
  • Have dedication to their vocation of teaching
  • Be recognised for their ability to make a significant contribution to students and their learning.

The Awards are open to all school staff and schools within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. 

  • The successful nominees will be determined by a panel, chaired by the Director, with other panellists selected for their expertise in one or more of the categories.
  • Individuals must be nominated by a professional colleague.
  • Each nomination must be endorsed by two referees currently working in Catholic education.
  • Nominations for School Community may come from members of the Executive of the Parents & Friends or from the local parish.
  • Nominations are made to the Director of Schools on the form/s provided.

You can fill out the form below or you can download a copy and post it to: Mr Gerard Mowbray, Director of Schools, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302.