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.
As educators at Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Primary School Caringbah, we are committed to lifelong learning and we aim to ignite passion and curiosity in our students. Authentic engagement with the ’Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’ enables the gathering of evidence related to pedagogical practice to guide and improve teacher performance and in turn the achievement of student outcomes.
Working collaboratively as a team engaging in Professional Learning Sessions, Professional Learning Team Meetings, Grade Meetings, Peer Observations and Learning Walks enables teachers to share their expertise, assess practice, analyse student data and mentor colleagues as they move forward in becoming inspirational educators.