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.
Teachers at Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School North Ryde are engaged in ongoing professional development, and are challenged through their professional learning experiences. As staff we identify areas which we need to further develop skills and ensure that we meet as Stage groups and with mentors to develop strategies. At staff meetings teachers share their knowledge from experiences and professional development days.
All teachers are provided with opportunities to attend courses which can enhance our teaching and learning and are inline with our Annual Improvement Plan. Teachers have opportunities throughout the year to personalise their own learning. Various courses are provided for teachers to develop their skills in required areas.