The Southern Cross : June 2010
The Southern Cross June 2010 Page 13 www.adelaide.catholic.org.au news By Rebecca DiGirolamo A former director of Catholic Education South Australia and the principal of an Adelaide Catholic girls' college have taken top honours in this year's Australian Council of Educational Leaders Awards. Allan Dooley and Cher yl Hamilton were among six South Australian educators recognised in May for their work in education across the State. They join the list of recent past winners from the Catholic sector, which have included Bishop Greg O'Kelly and Steve Byrne, of St Michael's College. Mr Dooley headed up Catholic Education SA from 1994 to 2008 and Mrs Hamilton has been principal of Loreto College, in Marr yatville, since 2001. They have collectively spent 68 years teaching and leading hundreds of Catholic school students across four Australian states. Mrs Hamilton received an Educational Leadership medal for leadership excellence in education. She has taught at more than eight schools in Adelaide, Queensland and New South Wales since 1983 and is featured in this month's edition of The Southern Cross (page 12). "I'm deeply humbled by the award because I don't believe that it's really only my medal but it's a collective medal," said Mrs Hamilton. "I have wonder ful suppor t from a fantastic leadership team and school council," she said. "If I have been able to achieve anything in these last 10 years (at Loreto), it's because of these people." Allan Dooley began his career teaching in a Victorian school where he was the only teacher. For ty-one years later and he has added to his CV the coveted Alby Jones Award for outstanding leadership in education. "I'm really privileged because the award is really of f the work of other people," said Mr Dooley. "You don't achieve a contribution to Catholic Education without a lot of suppor t from other people," he said. Though most recognised for his role as head of Catholic Education in South Australia, Allan has sat on numerous national and state education boards and committees and has played a pivotal role in Catholic education and educational policy making in this state and in Victoria. He has been the recipient of a Papal Honour of the Pontifical Cavalier orders. Mr Dooley currently lives in Melbourne with his wife Frances and is a consultant to Catholic Education Victoria director Stephen Elder and a presiding member of the SACE Board of South Australia. The Alby award was named after South Australian educational leader Dr AW "Alby" Jones. As director general of the South Australian education depar tment, Dr Jones was committed to access, equity and justice of ever y child in education. The award recognises an educational leader who achievements show exceptional merit in areas of major concern to Dr Jones. Term Investment Less than $1,000 0.10% $1,000 - $1,999 0.50% $2,000 - $4,999 2.25% $5,000 - $19,999 3.75% $20,000 + 5.50% Catholic Education Fee Savings Account 5.00% Personal Account Less than $1,000 0.25% $1,000 - $1,999 0.50% $2,000 - $4,999 2.00% $5,000 - $19,999 3.50% $20,000 + 5.00% Prepaid Funeral Plan Contact your funeral director Read more about CDF at www.cdfadl.com.au or phone 08 8210 8215 How can my savings make a difference? Assisting parishes Charitable causes Building classrooms Quality education Helping those in need Religious and pastoral initiatives 5.00%P.A. CATHOLIC EDUCATION FEE SAVINGS ACCOUNT *TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY Leaders' awards Allan Dooley and Professor Alan Reid from UniSA. Cheryl Hamilton and ACEL president Neville Highett.