Staff Professional Learning

Staff Professional Learning

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.

The ongoing professional development of each staff member is highly valued. Teachers see themselves as learners and engage in professional learning which can take many forms including whole school staff development days, weekly curriculum meetings, twilight meetings and conferences. The School takes responsibility for planning, facilitating and evaluating its professional learning which is aligned to goals in the Annual Improvement Plan. All teachers have been involved in professional learning during the year focused on the continued development of their practice to improve student outcome.

The care and respect the staff show for the children, ensures our school is a place where our parish families want to send their children. All the staff at the school are professional, respectful and approachable, and most importantly they show a caring attitude towards students.

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