As part of Sydney Catholic Schools, we employ highly qualified and competent teachers who are accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). To continuously improve our practice, teachers also work towards the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, from proficient teacher to lead teacher level.
The delivery of quality curriculum, pedagogy (teaching methods) and assessment is ensured by our system of schools through the provision of contemporary NESA accredited professional learning in a range of modes. Our Centres of Excellence offer online learning and external face-to-face courses, and timely, collaborative and relevant in-situ learning take place within the context of each classroom. Sydney Catholic Schools’ teachers are strongly committed to their ongoing learning, with many having completed, or are currently undertaking, postgraduate studies in areas related to curriculum, student wellbeing, special education, theology, pastoral care and leadership.
Staff work extensively to build their teaching capacity in the areas of reading comprehension, writing and mathematics to improve student outcomes. This is based on the understanding that student learning data needs to be gathered by teachers, analysed by teams of staff, end programs implemented to meet the specific needs of students as identified in the data gathered. School initiatives are supported by professional learning that provides consistency of practice from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Through our School Annual Improvement Plan all staff devise a personalised professional learning plan that drives their own professional learning.