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.
Teachers at St Martha’s Catholic Primary School Strathfield are engaged in ongoing professional development, and are challenged through their professional learning experiences. These are some of the opportunities and practices we undertake.
Engaging in mission and vision
Each term, staff engage together and plan how to embrace the mission and vision of St Martha’s. Teachers plan for and provide opportunities for both parents and students to be involved.
At staff meetings teachers share their learnings from experiences and professional development days.
Teachers have opportunities throughout the year to personalise their own learning. Various courses are provided throughout the year for teachers to develop their skills in required areas.