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.
With a focus on a growth mindset, the staff at St Catherine Labouré Catholic Primary School Gymea are dedicated to their own ongoing development as lifelong learners. An annual professional learning plan is established based on contemporary methodology and research to build teacher capacity, improve student learning outcomes and enhance school-wide pedagogy.
Underpinned by strong principles of andragogy, teachers embrace Timperley’s Inquiry Cycle, the 70:20:10 Model for learning and development, observation and feedback cycles, whilst also working towards their own goals in performance growth.
Professional learning includes theory, knowledge and practice in the following areas:
- Gifted education
- Special education
- Early years education
- English as an Additional Language or Dialect
Key Learning Areas:
- Religious Education
- Creative and Performing Arts