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 development days and staff meetings provide valuable time for professional learning. These times focus on developing knowledge, skills and training to provide students with learning that is inspiring, inclusive, collaborative, creative, engaging and empowering.  Student learning needs, student data, contemporary research, collaboration, reflection and feedback are key elements of our professional learning.

As well as at school professional learning, teachers access external courses that support the learning and wellbeing needs of our students. These courses may be subject specific or cover areas including gifted education, special education and TESOL. Many teachers have attained postgraduate qualifications including Masters of leadership, theology, teaching and education. All VET teachers have attained Certificate IV qualifications. Teachers also undertake NESA professional learning opportunities such as HSC writing, marking and judging.