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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

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.

They may be teachers, school leaders, work in an office or volunteer their time. 

Nominations for 2024 are now closed. To read more about the previous recipients click here.

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 2022 SOCE recipient from Toowoomba Diocese is Brian Cantwell, Middle Leader at St Joseph's College, Toowoomba. To read more about Brian click here.

To nominate someone or find out more about the awards click here.

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.  To find out who these long standing members of Catholic Education are click here.