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 Aloysius Catholic Primary School Cronulla has a professional learning plan that supports the strategic direction of the school’s Annual Improvement Plan and individually identifies teachers for professional growth. The school endeavours to provide opportunities which foster professional growth amongst our teachers using PIVOT online goal setting.
The Mathematics Excellence and Expertise in Mathematics and STEM Teacher Education program are two specific programs designed to continually improve teacher capacity through guided planning, teacher observation and reflection and feedback structures.