Two Early Career Broken Bay teachers who graduated from the University of Notre Dame last year were recently presented with awards by the university.
Frances Harrison, who teaches Kindergarten at St John the Baptist Catholic School in Freshwater, won the Early Childhood Award. Frances attained the highest grade point average of students from the Birth to 12 Bachelor of Education and was commended for her commitment to the objects of Notre Dame.
“I’m honoured to receive this award,” Frances said. “I’m very grateful to the staff at Notre Dame for the wonderful education I received.”
The award ceremony acknowledged Frances’ involvement in service learning experiences including work in disadvantaged communities in Kenya and Australia. Apart from her stunning academic qualifications, commitment to Catholic education and passion for early years teaching, Frances’ ICT and web design skills were also acknowledged.
Camilla Brown, who teaches Year 1 at Our Lady of Dolours Catholic School in Chatswood, received the Mackillop Award for an outstanding graduate in Religious Education.
Camilla demonstrated a commitment to the Objects of Notre Dame Australia, and a commitment to quality Religious Education and attained the highest Grade Point Average in units that constitute the Religious Education major of all eligible students from the degree.