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.

St Joachim's Catholic Primary School LidcombeAt St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School Lidcombe our teachers focus on developing their teaching practice to meet the individual needs of our students. Teachers engage in professional learning around developing oral language skills and building vocabulary in specific learning areas to support students’ understanding and writing skills. Shared planning, observation, reflection and feedback allow teachers to refine pedagogical practices in teaching Mathematics. Teachers participate in professional learning opportunities within the school and remotely. Staff meetings provide time for teachers to share their learning experiences and work collaboratively to address whole school goals.

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