Awards of Excellence Winners and CSPWA Conference
The CSPWA Awards of Excellence Conference Dinner and “Put Your Own Mask on First” Conference was held on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of August 2021. Both events were a wonderful way to celebrate the great work of Catholic School Parents around WA and provide the opportunity for parents to network and share ideas. Close to 120 people attended the dinner at the Astral Ballroom Crown, and over 50 attended the Conference the following day. We have received very positive feedback about both events from both the parents and CEWA representatives who attended.
Eight awards were presented during the dinner. Five of those were the Awards of Excellence, presented to people in the school community who demonstrate positive outcomes for students, families and the wider school community. The winner of the Parent Group award was The Friends of St John Bosco Piara Waters, the winner of the Parent award was Holy Rosary Derby, the winner of the Principal award was Toni Kalat from Mater Christ Yangebup, the winner of the Parish award was Our Lady of Fatima Palmyra, and the winner of the Agnes Weymouth award was Peter Constable from St Brigid’s Primary School Middle Swan.
Three past members of CSPWA council were conferred with Life Membership on the evening. Life Membership is open to those who have served for in excess of 10 years on council and who have contributed significantly to the organisation during that time. Receiving Life Membership on the evening were Helen Anderson, Joe Monterosso and Agnes Weymouth. They were presented with their acknowledgements by Shelley Hill who is the inaugural Life Member of CSPWA. Many congratulations to all these outstanding contributors.
The Conference on the 7th at Mercedes College included presentations from Linda Stade “Navigating Friendships” and Claire Eaton “Resilient Parents” and a panel discussion on building respectful relationships. We were lucky enough to have a student from Mercedes College and a student from TrinityCollege feature on the panel and provide their student perspective.
We thank everyone who attended and supported the CSPWA dinner and conference. We hope that those who attended had as much fun as we did and we’re happy to receive your feedback on how we can make it even better next time. Thank you also to Mercedes College who hosted us and provided support as needed leading up to the Conference, and on the day.