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 Casimir Catholic College Marrickville, staff are involved in much professional learning ensuring we are always catering for our students’ diverse learning needs. The focus recently has involved teachers undertaking a course enabling them to further develop their capacity in the area of gifted education. Learning from the course has involved staff developing personalised learning experiences for our students and developing informal and formal assessment tasks extending our learners. Teachers also shared best practices and embedded these practices into relevant units of work.