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.

Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School Balmain Staff Professional Learning

At Fr John Therry Catholic Primary School all staff have the opportunity to personalise their professional learning to suit their needs and the needs of their students through a range of means, including post graduate study. Professional development is adaptive, ongoing and highly valued to ensure that staff are lifelong learners. 

A highly successful learning environment for our teachers is provided with collaboration and support with the needs of the students at the centre of all that we do.