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 Anne’s Catholic Primary School Strathfield South teachers take responsibility for the learning of every student in the school, not only those in their classes. Our strategic professional learning plan is predicated in the engagement of every staff member in each course or learning module. Staff have completed a gifted education certificate course, contemporary mathematics pedagogy and the assessment of teaching reading, spelling and writing.
Being blessed with specialist teachers with a high level of expertise, the school timetable commits classroom teachers to upskill through engaging in some lessons (for example, art and physical education) with their students. Our younger teachers have colleague mentors within the staff, guiding and assessing their progress through the NESA teacher classification scheme (NSW Education Standards Authority). St Anne’s also encourages and supports staff members engaging in postgraduate study, with a focus on educational leadership and leadership in religious education.