Title

CEO Scholarships recognise high achievers with community commitment

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 3-15-2011

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Auxiliary Bishop of Perth, Don Sproxton, Chair of the Catholic Education Commission, Monsignor Michael Keating and the Director of Catholic Education of WA Mr Ron Dullard formally recognised the achievements of Year 12 students in March.

At a special presentation, Year 12 students graduating from Catholic schools, were awarded Teacher Education Scholarships to The University of Notre Dame Australia.

The Catholic Education Commission of WA awards a number of scholarships worth $10,000 towards the cost of their Commonwealth Supported Place over the four years of their degree at Notre Dame.

Dean of the School of Education, Professor Michael O’Neill said he was delighted to see such high calibre students choosing teaching as their vocation.

“We are grateful to the Catholic Education Commission for their continued support and partnership with the University and the School of Education.

“This is a significant contribution to the formation of future Catholic school teachers. We have every hope they will make outstanding teachers and give a great deal back to the system that nurtured their formation.”

Students are selected on the basis of their high achievement in their Year 12 studies, their suitability for the vocation of teaching as judged by references and interview, their participation and leadership in their school community and their understanding and commitment to the Objects of Notre Dame which provides a university education in the context of Catholic faith and values.

Media Contact: Michelle Ebbs (+61) 8 9433 0610, Mob (+61) 0408 959 138