2022 QCE Awards, a celebration of student’s commitment to Christian leadership
25 October 2022
Iona Presentation College’s Dean of Mission and Catholic Identity Gemma Thomson spoke about the vision behind the College’s winning project, the Presentation Reflection Walk. The pilgrimage consists of 13 stations marked with a totem or plaque, access to a scripted narrative for each station using a QR code and is able to be conducted in person on campus or online from anywhere in the world.
“Our goal is to ensure that the narrative of Venerable Nano Nagle, the foundress of the Presentation Sisters is known and lived to all who are part of the Iona community. This walk gives us the opportunity to learn, pray and reflect,” she said.
“We acknowledge the shoulders on which we stand, our foundation with the Presentation Sisters is over a century old, and is a very special one to us. For us, it is all about preserving the legacy that the Sisters have left. We are inspired by their actions, we are inspired by the pioneering nature of these amazing women, that have come to serve not only here at Iona but in wider Western Australia. Now the time has come to hand on the lantern to us, as staff, students and the Iona community to continue that lantern work, responding to whatever the signs of the times may be.”
“The QCE nominees demonstrate how Gospel values, Christian service and educational excellence come together to support our students to become informed, responsible, and compassionate young people of faith in action. That is a Christ-centred education.”
CEWA Executive Director Dr Debra Sayce.
The QCE Awards aims to celebrate the values and ethos of Catholic schools, by recognising the contribution of staff and students in projects carried out throughout the year. This year, Eleven recipients of the Quality Catholic Education.
From 1 June, schools were given the opportunity to submit their nominations across the four categories, informed by the four Pillars of Strategic Directions and Quality Catholic Education (QCE): Catholic Identity, Education, Community, Stewardship. This year a new category titled Student LED was added to the list.
Catholic Education Western Australia Executive Director Dr Debra Sayce congratulated all schools for their dedication in encouraging students to reach their full potential.
“The nominees demonstrate how Gospel values, Christian service and educational excellence come together to support our students to become informed, responsible, and compassionate young people of faith in action. That is a Christ-centred education,” she said.
“The range of projects submitted for consideration demonstrate the breadth of learning opportunities available at our schools and how these opportunities, aided by passionate educators like yourselves, are preparing students to be Christian leaders.”
To see the list of QCE winners and watch the winning entries, go to https://awards.cewa.edu.au/