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.
At Holy Cross Catholic Primary School Woollahra, teachers engage in quality professional development to enhance the learning outcomes for students. Whole school Annual Improvement Goals and strategies are implemented to strengthen the capacity of teachers to provide quality teaching and learning and address the learning needs of students. A range of assessment data is analysed at a whole school level to inform the school’s priorities for professional learning. In the last few years teachers have engaged in professional learning in Mathematics and Quality Literacy Teaching.