ST Joseph’s Denman principal Aaron Moon has been recognised for his leadership skills by the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
On Tuesday night at the Diocese’s Called to Serve Mass, Mr Moon was presented with the Monsignor Coolahan Award for outstanding guidance.
The Monsignor Coolahan Awards recognise the significant service and contribution made by recipients in various aspects of excellence in education in Catholic schooling in the diocese.
“I’m very proud,” Mr Moon admitted.
“I was humbled to receive this award
“It’s pretty amazing that such a small school like ours has won two awards in succession.
“Last year we received the community award, which is really good considering there are almost 50 schools in the diocese.”
In 2018, that particular award again went locally and St Mary’s Primary School in Scone was awarded Excellence in Community.
The citation for Mr Moon’s award noted his “infectious enthusiasm and persistence” and that he was an “authentic and genuine leader of his community” who is “adept at enthusiastically motivating others”.
It also read: “With generosity of time and abundant energy Aaron leaves no stone unturned in trying to improve the quality of the learning culture or creating exceptional and unique experiences for the students”.