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.
The dedicated teachers and learning support officers at St Charles’ Catholic Primary School Waverley participate in rich professional learning activities designed to deepen their understanding of literacy acquisition and gaining of mathematical expertise in students. A key focus for staff is highlighting learning intentions and success criteria which empower students to monitor their own achievement with a growth mindset.
Staff members belong to curriculum teams to research and apply best practice in a professional learning community and engage in collaborative planning for the teaching/learning cycle, observing each other in the practice of teaching, and evaluation of key learning area programs.