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.

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School Pagewood staff learningAll staff members are encouraged to continue their own lifelong learning through professional development and formal studies, and to pursue professional development inservices that benefit the school’s initiatives and their own career path.  Training is provided regularly in resilience building, first aid, CPR and child protection.  

Through weekly staff meetings, teachers share their knowledge from experiences and professional development days and lead learning in specific Key Learning Areas (KLAs). Teachers regularly reflect on their own teaching practices through self- assessment and open discussions with colleagues.