Catholic Identity

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Catholic Identity

Inspiring Christ-centred Leaders

The Catholic Identity category acknowledges initiatives that demonstrate contemporary models of Christ-centred leadership and focus on inspiring all in the school community to actively live the Gospel. This award will recognise an outstanding Catholic Identity project or initiative developed by a Catholic school in Western Australia (one Primary and one Secondary).

Entry Criteria

Provide a 500-word overview of the project or initiative being nominated for the QCE Award.

  • Briefly describe the initiative or project and how this embraced principles of Catholic Social Teaching in your school community.
  • In what ways has the project or initiative supported inclusive Christ-centred leadership amongst students, staff and the school community?
  • Describe the strategies, activities and resources employed.
  • In what ways has the project or initiative impacted the formation of students, staff and the community?
  • Describe how your school assessed the impact of the project or initiative.

Please address how well the project aligns with the guiding principles of the CECWA Strategic Direction Catholic Identity pillar:

  • Contemporary models of Gospel leadership that are inclusive, flexible and responsive to the increasing requirements of church, governments and society.
  • Shared leadership and governance practices that embrace Catholic Social Teaching principles emphasising common good, participation, subsidiarity and co-responsibility.
  • Inclusive leadership formation and development reflecting the commitment and diverse talents of staff, students, parents and community members.

General Information

Nomination Guidelines

All applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, 20 August 2021.

Nominations must include the following:

  • Nomination/School Details
  • Nomination endorsement by the principal
  • Nomination Overview of the project or initiative – Maximum 500 words
  • Nomination Summary of the project or initiative – Maximum 100 words - The 100 word summary in your entry nomination will be used for the People’s Choice vote.  Please ensure it encapsulates your initiative.
  • School Logo (high resolution JPG file – minimum 1000px, 500kB).
  • Photographs – Include three-five images (high resolution JPG files – Minimum 3Mb) of the nominated project and/or team members.

Nominations may also include (optional):

  • Supporting Documentation – PDF document (maximum five pages).
  • Media/Video – A video demonstrating the outcomes of the project or initiative (no more than three-minute duration), uploaded to a publicly viewable platform eg. Youtube, Vimeo or Microsoft Stream through your school account.

Any staff member in schools can make the application or be nominated (group nominations are also accepted).

All entries will receive promotion of their nomination through social media.


Category judges will shortlist applications and a final judging panel will determine the winners.


Who is eligible to enter?
Category Award Winners
People’s Choice Award Winner