Sr Pauline Robinson mfic (Mt Alvernia College, Kedron) received the Spirit of Catholic Education Award
The Spirit of Catholic Education Awards are presented annually in conjunction with Catholic Education Week to recognise staff members, parents, clergy or volunteers making an outstanding contribution to Catholic education in Queensland.
The awards were initiated by the QCEC in 2006 to recognise staff members, parents, clergy or volunteers making outstanding contributions to the life of a Catholic school community or other Catholic education agency.
This year 61 nominations were received for the awards from across the State.
“The recipients, along with those nominated for the awards, are representative of the wonderful work being done to support the students and the mission of Catholic education communities across the state,” Mike Byrne said.
Sr Pauline Robinson has made an outstanding contribution to Catholic education, selflessly serving Catholic schools, parishes and the wider community at both the local and national level.
Pauline is the congregational leader of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters and a former member of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission. She has initiated numerous projects, including the formation of Franciscan Schools Australia. She is the leader of its governing body and works tirelessly to ensure the latest news, resources and events are available to Franciscan schools across Australia.
Pauline was also involved in the development and implementation of a new structure for the P&F at Mt Alvernia College. The Parents and Friends Support Network is aimed at encouraging, improving and maintaining parent involvement and support in the College.
As a follower of St Francis, Sr Pauline shares the intimacy of her relationship with God in exceptionally life-giving ways and gives of herself so that others may know God.