It is with much pleasure that we announce the recipients of the EREA Charter Leadership Awards for 2016.

Gospel Spirituality – Br Matthew McKeon (St Edmund’s College, Canberra)

Liberating Education – Annalee McKew (St Joseph’s College, Geelong)

Inclusive Community – Rick Russo (St Pius X College, Chatswood)

Justice and Solidarity – Judith Hurley (Edmund Rice College, Wollongong)

Congratulations to all of those people who were nominated for these important Awards which recognise people from our schools communities who exemplify the very best of what a Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition can be.

This year the Awards attracted over thirty nominations from across our network. The selection committee members were deeply moved by reading so many wonderful stories of selflessness, compassion, service and commitment. The task of selecting a worthy winner was certainly a daunting one!

The Charter Leadership Awards will be formally presented at a ceremony to be held in Melbourne at the end of November but in the meantime, each recipient will be congratulated by their own school community and all of those nominated will also be acknowledged.

The charism of Edmund Rice is certainly alive and well in 2016! Live Jesus in Our Hearts… Forever!