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 Vincent's Catholic Primary School Ashfield Staff LearningSt Vincent’s Catholic Primary School Ashfield has the following processes in place to encourage lifelong learning:

Collaborative planning
Teachers meet within their related grades/stage to plan together. These groups are mentored and coached to build up the approach to learning and ensure compliance with school and state standards. Teachers are able to discuss ideas and gain from the breadth of experience present.

Professional learning communities
Teachers focus in teams on Key Learning Areas (KLAs) to deepen their understanding and practice. The teams exchange their expertise to ensure consistency of approach to learning.

Personalised professional development
Teachers attend courses to enhance their knowledge and skills, sharing educational outcomes with other teachers through learning forums. Teachers learn how to cater for diverse learning needs from each others’ experiences and training.