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.

Lead Learning, a current professional development initiative at St Felix Catholic Primary School Bankstown has continued in 2021. It was established as a strategy to build teacher capacity, to tailor professional learning opportunities and to create a sustained and successful professional learning community.

Through unique timetabling, every week, a leading learning session is undertaken with a given identified focus. These sessions have been a priority for every staff member and with the assistance of the leadership team, have assisted in developing teacher capacity.