Catholic Education WSABE award winners
Catholic Education WSABE award winners

At a gala dinner on Friday 14 August, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta was recognised with a prestigious Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) award for Excellence in Education. The annual WSABE Awards are hosted by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce.


Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby receiving a WSABE award fir Excellence in Education.
Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby receiving a WSABE award fir Excellence in Education.

The award nomination highlighted the innovative and evidence-based practice that teachers and leaders have embraced, supported by the use of three high yield strategies - data walls, instructional walks and case management. Some specific examples of innovation highlighted in the nomination were Parramatta Marist High and St Monica’s Primary, North Parramatta’s use of project based learning to develop students’ 21st century skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. 

Other successes acknowledged in the nomination were the Delany Connective at Delany College, Granville which uses connected and agile spaces to support a contemporary model of learning and teaching, Loyola Catholic Trade Training Centre’s innovative careers hub and the Nirimba Education Precinct which provides flexible post compulsory schooling opportunities for students.

Catholic Education representatives at the gala dinner
Catholic Education representatives at the gala dinner


Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, said the award recognised the dedication of the Catholic education community in the Diocese of Parramatta. 

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Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, said the award recognised the dedication of the Catholic education community in the Diocese of Parramatta. 

‘It is a privilege to accept this award on behalf of our school communities and the team at the Catholic Education Office,’ Greg said. ‘We are particularly proud of the way our teachers and school leaders are using data to target their teaching, personalising the learning and working collaboratively to improve outcomes for each student’.

Parramatta Marist High Principal, Br Pat Howlett FMS, St Monica’s Primary, Parramatta Principal, Louise O’Donnell and Delany College, Granville Principal, Peter Wade, joined Greg Whitby, Deputy Executive Director, Sue Walsh, Director System Performance, Paul Easton and Team Leader, Professional Learning, Teresa Dobosz representing Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta at the WSABE Award ceremony.

For more photos from the night please see the gallery on the right.

 

Written By

CathEd Parra

CathEd Parra
www.parra.catholic.edu.au

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