Alumnae Cor Unum Meritae Award


Cor Unum -
'One Heart, One Mind in the Heart of Jesus Christ'

Alumnae Cor Unum Meritae Award

The inaugural award was made in 2013.
This award is presented at the Alumnae High Tea and recognizes Alumna who have had the courage to take on significant challenges, shown integrity, and constantly striven for excellence in their career while embracing the philosophy of the Sacred Heart in their lives.
2013 – Dame Rosanne Meo (O’Loughlen)
2014 – Judge Claire Ryan
2015 – Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau
2016 – Michelle Kidd, QSM
2017 – Wanda Ellis, QSM
2018 -  Sr Elizabeth Snedden RSCJ

2020 Award 

Nominations are now open - please click here for the Nomination form for the 2020 Recipient.

Applications close 30 June 2020.



Bios of Previous Recipients:

Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau

Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau

Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau

Lupe Taumoepeau attended Baradene from 1992 to 1998. She followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, and pursued a career in medicine, completing her medical school training at The University of Auckland. Following medical school, she spent the first few years as a junior doctor working at Waikato Hospital, and developed a strong interest in vascular surgery. Lupe completed her training in vascular surgery in 2013, and is the first New Zealand female, and first Pacific Island vascular surgeon in Australasia.

She currently lives and works in Wellington, together with her husband and son.

Reflecting back on her time at Baradene, Lupe credits her Sacred Heart education with arming her with the skills and confidence that allowed her to achieve her goals. She is also grateful for the many strong bonds she formed, with women who have become lifelong friends.