Educational excellence recognised with CEWA awards

20 August 2018

A sensory garden, mentoring program, East Kimberley cultural immersion and innovative professional learning model are among eight initiatives recognised at Catholic Education Western Australia’s annual awards for excellence this week.

The LEAD Awards (Learning, Engagement, Accountability, and Discipleship) recognise Catholic schools and colleges that are providing innovative learning experiences for students, staff and community.

In the Learning category Liwara Catholic Primary School in Greenwood was awarded for creating an outdoor learning area that incorporates social and emotional development, particularly for students with sensory integration issues.

Our Lady of Lourdes Dardanup was rewarded for its investment in a STEM program, the introduction of a school-wide recycling program and a partnership with the Astronomical Society of the South West to real-life learning experiences.

“The winners, indeed all nominations, are to be commended for creating engaging programs that have benefited students, teachers and the wider community,” CEWA Acting Executive Director, Dr Debra Sayce, said.

“At CEWA we are focused on evidence-based learning and the development of the whole child, including their well being, faith formation, and opportunities to excel academically,

“This is why it is vital we drive innovation, celebrate success and support individuals and schools as they strive to provide Christ-centred and child-focused learning environments for our children and young people.”

Congratulations to the 2018 LEAD Awards for Excellence winners:


Liwara Catholic Primary School: Sensory Garden

Our Lady of Lourdes Dardanup: STEM @ OLOL

Merit Award

Infant Jesus School: A LEADing Learning School


St Mary’s College Broome: Positive Behaviour Support Through a Trauma Informed Lens

Whitford Catholic Primary School: Mentoring Program

Merit Award

Aranmore Catholic College: Akolkol Dastan Gesa: SAME DRUM

Mater Dei College: Whadjuk Gift

Mandurah Catholic College: Men of MCC


Kolbe Catholic College: Max Time Professional Learning Model

Santa Clara School: Core Values Program

Merit Award

Good Shepard Catholic Primary School Kelmscott: Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator


Emmanuel Catholic College: Cultural Immersion Program

Padbury Catholic Primary School: Reach out with love

Merit Award

Holy Cross College: Pilgrimage at Holy Cross College

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