Annabel Pike and Michael Mangan will be the official Ambassadors for Catholic Education Week 2014.
Annabel is a past student of St Agatha’s School and St Rita’s College, Clayfield. She is a nursing graduate of the Australian Catholic University’s Early Achievers Program and the recipient of the 2012 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards’ Outstanding Graduate of the Year. Annabel was also a Pride of Australia Medal State Winner in 2013. She is a valued member of staff at the Mater Private Hospital in Brisbane and a volunteer with the Hear and Say Centre.
Michael is a past student of St Patrick’s School, Nanango, a former Catholic school teacher, composer and music liturgist, whose collection of songs is widely used in schools and parishes in Australia, New Zealand and North America. Michael tours each year presenting school and parish concerts and “Music in Liturgy” workshops for teachers, catechists and parish musicians.
Both Annabel and Michael’s example and work truly bring to life this year’s theme for Catholic Education Week, ‘Come, live life in all its fullness’.
It is intended that Annabel and Michael will visit each of the five Queensland Dioceses during Catholic Education Week from Sunday 27 July – Saturday 2 August, and engage with a variety of groups including students, staff, parents and parishioners.