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.
At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Concord, our teachers are dedicated and ensure they are current and participate in ongoing professional development opportunities so that they can provide quality education to our students.
Teachers are collaborative in their planning and consistently reflect on their practice. Teachers meet on a weekly basis for staff meetings and each term for professional development days to focus on a key improvement area or our annual improvement plan.