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.
Professional learning and teacher support is a school priority. The quality of the teachers and their commitment to building their own capacity to influence student learning, continues to be an outstanding strength of the school. The school supports teachers by providing professional learning that leads to a shared understanding of consistent school pedagogical practices.
Professional development takes many forums including whole staff days, building teacher capacity workshops and coaching sessions. The leadership team continues to refine coaching skills so that they are able to initiate and engage in professional dialogue with colleagues, to evaluate and improve professional practice directed at improving student outcomes.