The Associated & Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC) recognises the contributions of member school staff, employees and appointed officials through the ACC “Spirit” awards. Award recipients will have demonstrated a long standing and significant contribution to the mission of the association and actively embodied the ACC maxim of “Sport in the Right Spirit”.
The ACC “spirit” awards are open to any person that has made a substantial input to ACC sport. The awards are not only open to employees of member schools and the association but also to volunteers and community officials. The “Spirit” Awards will be presented at the annual ACC Awards Presentation Ceremony or at an appropriate forum.
The "Spirit" Awards are conferred on three levels of service:
These awards may be given to an individual who has demonstrated a continued commitment to ACC events and activities within their school(s) or in support of school activities.
This award recognises and may be presented to individuals who have completed 10 or 20 years of service in the implementation or support of ACC events and activities.
Service awards can be self-nominated but require Principal approval. Service awards will not be presented retrospectively and can only be awarded to individuals who are currently employed or actively engaged in ACC activities and events.
This award may be given to an individual that has made a significant and long standing contribution to ACC sport. The recognition award is an acknowledgement and appreciation of continuing and substantial involvement in ACC sport over an extended period. To qualify the nominee needs to have met the service criteria for the recognition award.
The recognition award is not self-nominated and requires an independent proposer, seconder and Principal approval. The recognition award does not require "nominee confidentiality" and the nominee may or may not be advised of the nomination for the award by the proposer.
Recognition awards will not be presented retrospectively and can only be awarded to individuals who are currently employed or actively engaged in ACC activities and events.
The St Sebastian Fellowship is an award of merit bestowed by the ACC upon any person whose service to the Association or member school has been exceptionally meritorious and long standing. Through their work with ACC sport and in pursuit of its mission, the recipient must exemplify the spirit of St Sebastian; strength, endurance, perseverance, courage and justice. To be considered for nomination an individual must have contributed across numerous facets of the organisation (and been a strong contributor in each area), and have been significantly involved in the development of the organisation. It should be considered that the nominee has completed a minimum of fifteen (15) years service involvement with ACC sport or has made such a contribution as to be deemed ‘exceptional’.
The St Sebastian Fellowship award is not self-nominated and requires an independent proposer and seconder. The St Sebastian Fellowship award requires "nominee confidentiality" and the nominee should not be advised of their nomination for the award by the proposer.
The St Sebastian Fellowship Award can be retrospective and the award bestowed upon individuals who are retired and not currently employed or actively engaged in ACC activities and events.
The award should be considered a "life time service to ACC sport award". Preparation of the award nomination should be a school responsibility and not simply left to the current Sports Coordinator to complete. Nominations should be coordinated by the Principal with input from senior management, Sport/PE staff (past and present) and the school PR/media officer.