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 at the college are committed to being lifelong learners. To this end all staff engage in quality professional learning to continue to build skills in their areas of responsibility. For all staff this includes first aid, child protection and other mandatory policies. For teaching staff, there is a focus on collaboration and learning together through staff meetings, briefings, twilight meetings and staff development days.
These are targeted to academic and learning needs, student wellbeing and spirituality. When required, our teachers also engage in other external courses to build specific knowledge or skills.