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.
Our professional learning programs at St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School Eastwood are responsive to the needs of our students, and include opportunities for teachers to personalise their learning to develop their knowledge and skills so the children in their class can thrive. Teachers receive 360 degree feedback from their students directly to teachers about their teaching practice and student engagement. A variety of external courses, professional reading, lesson observations, feedback, coaching and reflective practice are also available for all teachers.
Our learning support staff are trained to teach specific interventions to children who need additional learning support, and our administrative support staff update their skills regularly and attend courses appropriate to their role.