Events and awards
Recognition of the outstanding contributions people make to Catholic Education are a part of our culture. The following awards programs are some of the ways we recognise our people.
TCS Excellence Awards
These awards are to recognise those members of the TCS community who lead, create and/or provide the support needed to create exemplary places of learning where every student experiences academic success and comes to know and experience the loving presence of Jesus.
Spirit of Catholic Education Awards
These awards aim to 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.
The awards are proudly supported by the Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund (ACSRF) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU), the sponsors of Catholic Education Week.
The 2021 SOCE recipient from Toowoomba Diocese was Katie Mills, a volunteer at Mater Dei Primary School, Toowoomba.
Long Service Awards
During Catholic Education Week members of the Catholic education community who have given 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years or longer service to Catholic Education are recognised. This service includes their contribution in the Diocese of Toowoomba and in any other Catholic Diocese.