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 John’s Catholic Primary School Auburn has a very strong instructional leadership professional development program. Research informed professional learning is continuous at St John’s and the success of the professional learning program is the growth of our students. Every teacher is a learner at St John’s and our teachers support each other to cater for every student in our care. Professional learning includes modelling, co teaching and reflective conversations.
Every teacher has a professional learning plan where they set goals to improve their practice. Teachers evaluate these goals based on student improvement. Professional learning experiences include planning with expert teachers, online modules, face to face to face staff meetings, conferences and staff development days.